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Commission Approves DC Judge Who Unconstitutionally Infringes on First Amendment Religious Freedoms for Another 15-year term.
Our Response: Letter to the President
of the United States
We are grateful, Mr. President, for your valiant efforts to defend the First Amendment in the face of judicial decisions in courts around the country that are collectively eroding individuals’ rights and freedoms. I write to inform you about a travesty of justice recently committed in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Tens of thousands of people, including myself, have suffered religious discrimination at the hands of Judge Laura Cordero of that court... Judge Cordero’s unconstitutional ruling on this case [“Family Fed. for World Peace and Unification vs Hyun Jin Moon, et al” (No. 2011 CA 003721 B)] not only trampled on the First Amendment rights of the defendants, but also on the rights of people of faith worldwide.
Compounding this injustice was the recent decision to award Judge Laura Cordero with a “well qualified” reappointment on April 27, 2020 by the DC Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (the “Commission”). This decision was rendered in spite of her numerous judicial errors and 5,000 emails to the Commission objecting to her reappointment... Cordero’s reappointment should have been at the discretion of your office, Mr. President. Regrettably, it appears that the Commission is one of the entrenched governmental entities determined to maintain the status-quo of the DC “swamp” by preventing your office from exercising its authority to appoint competent and honest judges.
Concerned people from around the world submitted letters to the commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, voicing concern over Judge Laura Cordero’s lack of impartiality and professionalism.
Right to believe speakers series
Right To Believe is hosting a series with faith leaders, educators, civil activists on the importance of religious freedom. Religious freedom is a fundamental human right, a critical keystone for any prosperous society, a right that must be protected.
(The Speakers Series is part of the Right To Believe Olympiad)
Dennis Jamison writes articles teaching history and key points of American freedom for various online publications. Dennis founded “We the People” Writers’ Network, the Citizen Sentinels Network, and co-founded the Coalition for the Principled Republic allowing grassroots citizen-journalists and activists to promote and preserve the inviolable God-given freedoms woven into the founding documents.
Kevin McCarthy is the Former Director of the Interdenominational Conference of Clergy and Paster of the Washington Family Church. He is presently a Research Consultant for Global Peace Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth Representative for the Citizen Sentinels Network. Kevin specializes in architectural and real estate photography as well as design and development of marketing strategies.
Bishop Dr. Paul Murray is the senior pastor of The Lighthouse Church Millersville in Maryland and serves on the Executive Board of One Way Churches International. He is Co-chair of the Capital Area Coalition for Religious Freedom, and a member of the National Committee on Religious Liberty and the Steering Committee for the International Religious Freedom Roundtable.
Imam Talib M. Shareef is President and Imam of the historic Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, in Washington, D.C. He is the vice-chair and national chaplain of the Muslim Veterans Association. He is Chair of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. He has received the Kingdom of Morocco’s highest Royal Medal for his outstanding interfaith leadership.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the National Defense College of the Philippines
Dr. Atienza served as the Senior Vice President of the Development Academy of the Philippines and Dean of the College of Science of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines where she served as a professor for 32 years. She is a Doctor Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators and International Visiting Professorial Fellow of the Royal Institute of Singapore.
Dr. Samuel M. Salvador is the Chancellor of the Royal Institution of Singapore. He served as the Centenary President of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines 2003-2005 and also served as the University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs for 22 years.
Adv. Rajeev Saxena is an advocate and a member of the Delhi Bar Council. He is a scholar and a strong believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, a Sanskrit phrase which means “the world is one family”. He is a well-known social activist and best known for his work to protect the rights of children and women in India. He was awarded with the prestigious ‘Jurist International Award’.
Dr. Manoj Kumar is also a scholar, development professional, blogger, writer, and specializes in social and human rights issues. Working in the social development field for the last 10 years with a strong association with various grassroots movements; such as gender rights, youth activism, and tribal and minority rights. He is associated with various international and national campaigns on human rights.
Former Chairperson of the UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery President of the World Council of Arya Samaj and Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award
Come join Swami Agnivesh who has championed social justice causes, in particular, fighting to end bonded slavery.
Chairman of the Interreligious Council of Nepal and Former Chairman World Hindu Federation Nepal
Come hear Guru Gautam who was involved with the Nepali Congress Party that fought to bring Democracy to Nepal.
Head Department of Microbiology & Parasitology – Agriculture & Forestry University and President Nominee of Rotary Club – Chitwan, Nepal
Dr. Basnet is a much-sought inspirational speaker on the Power of Positive Thinking who conducted 460 sessions both locally and internationally, touching tens of thousands of lives.
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