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Bush Administration Official to Speak at Human Rights Event in Bowie, Maryland

Douglas Burton
March 11, 2011

Former Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey will speak at a press conference called by the Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Bowie Public Library (15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie Maryland) to call attention to religious kidnapping and forced de-conversion of Unificationists in Japan. Ambassador Sauerbrey was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from 2006 to 2008.

The event was called by Angelika Selle, President of the WFWP and a longtime resident of Bowie. Speakers will include Mrs. Diane Abendroth of Bowie, who endured religious kidnapping in the United States, and Mrs. Nanae Goto of Washington, D.C,. who was kidnapped and beaten during a two-year confinement in Japan. Mr. Luke Higuchi, the president of Survivors Against Forced Exit (SAFE), will speak along with Minister Jane Wells of Lorton, Virginia, co-pastor of Amazing Love Ministries. Japanese women who suffered kidnapping will attend dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos.

The WFWP program in Bowie will rally support for a larger assembly of women from several states at Lafayette Park in front of the White House on the morning of March 22, 2011, according to Mrs. Selle. The keynote speaker at that event will be Rev. In Jin Moon, President and CEO of Lovin' Life Ministries and the producer of a forthcoming documentary on the problem of religious kidnapping in Japan. Rev. Moon will be joined at the White House rally by Mrs. Evelyn G. Lowery, a civil rights leader and spouse of Dr. Joseph Lowery, President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the American Civil Rights Movement. Other speakers include Ms. Laura Hilton, Director of InterAct, a North Carolina-based nonprofit dedicated serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

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