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NEWS BRIEFS: Next Family Movie Night Sat.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The next installment in Walmart and Proctor and Gamble's Family Movie Night initiative will air Saturday night, when the high school football-themed film "Field of Vision" broadcasts on NBC at 8 Eastern.

The movie tackles the subject of bullying and tells the story of a star high school quarterback who learns his teammates have been bullying a new student with a troubled past.

The ultimate goal by Walmart and Proctor & Gamble is to release weekly family friendly movies, but officials say they can do that only if the semi-monthly experiment is successful. There will be at least three more Family Movie Nights after Saturday: Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and December (date not yet set). (Read Baptist Press' feature story on Family Movie Night at

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OBAMA NAMES NEW USCIRF COMMISSIONER -- Azizah Y. al-Hibri, a professor of law at the University of Richmond and a leading advocate for Muslim women's rights, was appointed June 7 as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The body is a nine-member panel that advises the White House, State Department and Congress on the condition of religious freedom overseas. President Obama appointed her.


Al-Hibri will replace outgoing commissioner Imam Talal Eid, founder and executive/religious director of the Islamic Institute of Boston. Al-Hibri is founder and president of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, also serves on the commission.

Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press.

Copyright (c) 2011 Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press

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