Endorsements

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“What John Murray has done in forming CLF is in strict accordance with the Scriptures that tell us to ‘teach a child in the way he should go.’  As educators, it is a high and holy calling with a sure responsibility to teach the next generation the heart of Jesus’ commandment, ‘Love one another even as I have loved you.’

CLF is bridging gaps that only relationships can secure.  These weeks will forever be memorable in the lives of the young people who participate.  This program gives us hope that these students will be equipped to further the Gospel and have loving kindness for one another into the next generations regardless of race.  Without the kindness of others nurtured in relationships, Dred Scott would not have received his family’s freedom, despite the 1857 US Supreme Court Decision.”

Lynne M. Jackson
Great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott
President and Founder, The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

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“It was such a treat to host the young people of the Central Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., and to see the impact the program is having on their lives.  The program’s core principles are incredibly relevant and vital in today’s world, and I look forward to its continued success.”

Shannon Bream
TV News Anchor, America’s News Headquarters (Sunday, noon-2pm), Fox News

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“I had the pleasure of meeting with the Central Leadership Forum students during their recent retreat in Washington, DC.  I was extremely impressed by these 8th graders. Their thought-provoking questions and comments led to a very enthusiastic, challenging and enlightening discussion. This group is representative of the great work that is being done by John Murray and the Central Leadership Forum to help shape the young analytical minds of their generation.  I am honored to endorse this important program.”  

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President
Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

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“One hears a lot about ‘diversity’ these days, but if you want to see what it should look like, consider the Central Leadership Forum.  Leaders and students learn that in Christ there are no differences of race or gender, but all are one and united in Him.”

Cal Thomas
Syndicated and USA Today Columnist

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“It gives me joy to support Central Leadership Forum.  I am reminded of that marvelous challenge in 2 Peter 1:5—‘For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.’ Central Leadership Forum understands that moral excellence is rooted in Jesus and the foundation of great leadership across all of life.  May the mission of CLF thrive for years to come.”

Tim Goeglein
Vice President for External Relations, Focus on the Family