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Religious Democracy Whose Time Has Come

Contact: Ameal Haddad, 562-867-1418; Garry Ansdell, 562-925-5093; both with Ambassadors for Peace


BELLFLOWER, Calif., Mar. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ambassadors For Peace will be hosting internationally-known journalist and speaker, Omran Salman, at 7 PM on March 14th in Bellflower, California. Originally from Bahrain, Omran Salman currently directs the Arab Reformist Project (AAFAQ, which is Arabic for "horizons") and has published hundreds of articles on Middle Eastern issues in a variety of Arab publications.


Omran Salman recently participated in a conference about Dissent and Reform in The Arab World, organized by the American Enterprise Institute. His paper was entitled, "Dissent and Reform in Bahrain: Challenging Government Control of Media."


Mr. Salman served as a senior editor of the Iraq Democracy Paper from 2004-05, in conjunction with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. During this period he also worked as a journalist for Voice of America, where he broadcasted internationally in Arabic.


Omran was managing assistant editor for Al-Jazeera in Doha, Qatar from 2000-03. He has also worked as a journalist and columnist for two of Bahrain's most distinguished papers: Al-Ayam and Akhbar Al-Khaleej.


Mr. Salman will be available for interviews at the conclusion of his speaking engagement that evening, which will be held at Hosanna Christian Fellowship, 16705 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, California 90706.


Ambassadors For Peace is a non-profit organization that was co-founded after 9/11 by an American pastor and an Arab pastor who joined forces in a bid to stop the religious hatred that is causing so much destruction around the world.


As co-founders, Ameal Haddad and Garry Ansdell authored a Religious Rights Resolution with the belief that "everybody (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc.) has the right to share their faith without fear of reprisal and that anyone from any religion should be able to openly share their faith and convert if they so choose. That's radical thinking for many and this Resolution says, 'Let's deal with the truth.' The Resolution, which is like the Bill of Rights, talks about freedom of religion so that people from all faiths can talk openly without fear of reprisal," said Garry Ansdell during an interview with Bruce Sonnenberg and Dan Wooding of ASSIST News Service.


For more information on Ambassadors for Peace, go to www.am4peace.com or contact Ameal Haddad (562) 867-1418 or Garry Ansdell (562) 925-5093.