Date: September 29, 2015
By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS – September 29, 2015) – Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, is scheduled to speak at the Closing Gala Dinner on February 26, 2016, at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN.
“NRB has long called for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence because the Iranian regime finds his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be offensive,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are so glad to have Mrs. Abedini join us at Proclaim 16 and look forward to helping her amplify the call for his release.”
NRB, in a news release, says that Naghmeh met Pastor Saeed on a trip to Tehran in 2002. They were married in 2004 and have two young children, nine-year-old Rebekka and seven-year-old Jacob. Since Pastor Saeed’s arrest in the summer of 2012, Naghmeh has continued to gather support for her husband by speaking before churches, the news media, the U.S. Congress, national parliaments, and the United Nations. Her tireless efforts have led to international publicity on Pastor Saeed’s case, involvement by national and international legislators, and a widespread prayer movement in the Christian community.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org .
Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track.
For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org .
Photo images: 1) The Abedini family during happier days. 2) Nagmeh and Saeed on their wedding day. 3) Dan Wooding.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He is also the author of some 45 books.