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Archive for August 2017

AID NEEDED IN TEXAS AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

Brother Knight,

Many people in the Gulf Coast of Texas are reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey this weekend. Thousands have evacuated their homes, many of which have been damaged or destroyed.

The recovery process is going to be a long and painful one, and your support is urgently needed.

Please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering such devastation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs such as food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.

God bless you for your support.
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510

Becket Fund Featured in the Media

A Message from Becket’s Executive Director
August 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

The work of Becket has been consistently featured in the media recently. Three quick highlights I didn’t want you to miss:

Building a Synagogue does not establish religion: Video and victory!

For almost a decade the Chabad of East Boca Raton, Florida has been trying to build a synagogue for their growing congregation. What’s stopping them? A small but vocal and well-funded minority has opposed the construction of the Chabad’s much-needed new synagogue. Watch our new video (4 minutes) to see why we’re defending this vibrant congregation in their important fight for religious freedom.

WSJ Feature: “The Weekend Interview” put Becket on the brunch table

In case you missed it, Becket was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s The Weekend Interview. I was excited to share Becket’s profile and our approach to religious liberty. I talk Becket history, current cases, and how other freedoms—like freedom of speech—are inseparable from religious liberty. Read the piece—and see my caricature.

Winning in Court AND in Film Festivals

Last but not least, we won the Audience Choice Award at the prestigious Anthem Film Festival at FreedomFest for our video And My Prison Bars Bloom: The true story of Armando Valladares, a former Cuban political prisoner and Becket’s 2016 Canterbury Medalist. If you never had the chance to watch the video about Armando before, it is well worth the time.

I hope you’re having a great summer!

Sincerely,

Montse Alvarado
Executive Director