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Ave Maria Radio's Online Only Membership Drive

Ave Maria Radio is conducting an online only membership drive this month aimed at raising much-needed funds and increasing its membership numbers. The goal is to get at least 250 new people to pledge their support and join a growing army of members who are making Ave Maria Radio a national powerhouse for the proclamation of the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church. By becoming a new member, you can be a part of this spirited movement of faith that broadcasts the salvation of Christ to people around the globe each and every day.

If everyone visiting this website made a tax-deductible donation right now – and there are hundreds of thousands of you – Ave Maria Radio would certainly meet its financial goals for the year in just 29 days! Think about it – the more you’re able to give, the nearer Ave Maria Radio gets to achieving its goals.

So do it now. Let’s put more people on the pathway to heaven. Become a new member today! Just click the donate button and make a difference! Stay tuned to this page to see our progress as the Ave Maria Radio online-only membership drive continues.

Please use the form below to contribute to Ave Maria Radio’s February Online Membership Drive.

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The Detroit News

August 7, 2013

By Mary Hicks

The Ann Arbor-based Ave Maria Radio plans to hold the “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti.

Featured debaters include Robert Spencer, the controversial director of the Jihad Watch website.

His writing, which has been called anti-Muslim, was quoted in a manifesto by the man accused of the Norway killing spree in 2011, the New York Times and the Anti-Defamation League reported. The British government this year banned Spencer from entering, according to BBC News, and a Southern Poverty Law Center report has listed him as among an “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle.”

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Michigan, said he supported Spencer’s free speech rights but urged Muslims to avoid the event, saying the man’s views could provoke “animosity and enmity.”

“That’s not what we should be embracing coming out of Ramadan,” Walid said, referring to the holy month for Muslims.

In a statement Wednesday, Al Kresta, president and CEO of Ave Maria Communications, said the event is “a public debate, not a one-sided propaganda fest.”

“Those attending will better understand each side and will be less willing to hastily prejudge one side or the other,” he said.

Other speakers expected at the event include Shadid Lewis, a regional director of the Muslim Debate Initiative, and Richard Thompson, chief counsel for the Thomas More Law Center, organizers said. A Mass with Diocese of Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea is scheduled to follow.

Registration is $40 and includes a box lunch and parking. Clergy and student rates are available.

To register or for information, go to or call (734) 930-5201.


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