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Dennis Prager to speak at Vermont faith summit Tuesday

‘State of fear brought on by the pandemic’ topic of expert discussion

Radio show host and cultural leader Dennis Prager will be the key speaker in a one-day “Restoring Our Faith” summit October 25 at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington. 

The event is sponsored by the Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing, an organization with a mission “to restore the traditional family to its central, pivotal, and honored place in civil society, by adhering to the principles of individual initiative, limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility,” its website says. The CEO of VIHF is former GOP chair Deb Billado. Lenore Broughton of Burlington is listed as the vice-president. 

“The Restoring Our Faith Summit will be a daylong event featuring renowned social scientists, faith leaders, and physicians who will discuss the impact of cultural breakdowns amidst the global pandemic of the past two years and will address the critical role of faith, marriage, and the  importance of protecting children and families in a flourishing society,” an invitation to the summit said. “Our experts will address the state of fear brought on by the global pandemic that has throttled  Americans and resulted in cultural breakdown. While our churches and synagogues have been  shut down, the secular forces of government, the media, and educational institutions have  become more prominent in our lives while our reliance on God has waned.”

The all-day event begins at 8:30 AM. Registration is $50 with volume discounts for churches and synagogues. 

Prager will speak at the event in person, an organizer confirmed. He is a nationally syndicated talk show host – heard on the Dennis Prager Show across the country on nearly 400 affiliates, in addition to,, and the websites of his many radio stations. His show also has listeners around the world via the internet.

He is also the founder of Prager University (PragerU) – the most viewed conservative video site in the world, his website claims, with one billion views a year, more than half by people under the age of 35.

Prager is also something of a renaissance man:

  • New York Times bestselling author of nine books on subjects as varied as religion, happiness, morality, the left, Islamism, and America.
  • Life-long theologian. His book, The Rational Bible, is the first volume of his five-volume commentary on the first five books of the Bible – rooted in his extensive knowledge of biblical Hebrew. It is currently the bestselling Bible commentary in America, and at publication was the #1 bestselling non-fiction book in the United States.
  • Periodically conducts symphony orchestras, including twice at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where he most recently conducted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya also will speak.

Organizers say they hope this Summit will educate and inspire Vermonters to defend their freedoms, reignite their faith, and return to traditional Judeo-Christian values.  

Register here for the Restoring Our Faith Summit.  

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  1. People have a right to change their minds. Anything other than DEAD LINK to prove your statement or is this just another liberal/progressive troll. I checked and checked but all I have found is a man who admits when he is wrong. Can you? I can back up what I say. I listen to the man. I don’t always agree but he is a decent man who has stuff that is worth reading and hearing. We have a few of his books and are amazed at his insight.

  2. Where are Vermont’s church leaders? I have heard Pastors (none from this region) declare and decree God is going to descend upon the churches who turned their backs on Him, His Word, and his Son. I hear them say that many churches are infiltrated by the demonic and do not follow or teach the Word as written. The churches that chose to follow man, to follow false doctrine, to uphold man’s lies rather than condemn them, will be judged and purged. They are given a chance to repent and reverse course. Yet, many are not doing so and remain silent, causing much harm to their congregations. Our forefathers made a covenant with God: One nation, under God. Any entity attempting to ignore, circumvent, or destroy the bound agreement, will be destroyed. The prophetic word given is the Spirit of the Lord is descending upon the earth to raise the remnant, unify the body of Christ, and crush the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15.) At this point, anyone using the name of God, His Word, or His Son to deceive or mislead believers, are sealing their fate.

    • Yes, that is a wonderful question. Where are the church leaders? I think most of the churches in New England and perhaps the United States have been subverted by those who wish to dilute the good news.

      Do you hear any church leader speaking out about sexuality? Saying hey, the Gold standard is no sex before marriage, between a man and a woman? No we do not, the silence is deafening. If we only took part of the message and said no sex before marriage….it would stop stds, unwanted pregnancies, better marriages, etc….but no. We are promoting the exact opposite and even worse.

      We are promoting through pornography sex with step fathers, step mothers, step brothers and sisters, all of which “coincidentally” had a big push on the start of the pandemic!

      There is some evil ____ going on in our country right now….it’s also the natural mans course, left to his own desires. Lord please help us, we know not what we are doing. I ask in Jesus name, Amen

  3. I might suggest that attendees park off-site, at a safe distance to avoid any of the leftists who may wish to impose their special brand of morality and intolerance upon vehicle tires, windshields, paint etc…

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