Laurie Cardoza-Moore, ThD
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT – PJTN
Laurie Cardoza-Moore is a successful leader, businesswoman, wife, mother of five, and founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations. She has devoted her life to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the State of Israel. As an accomplished media veteran, Laurie has been part of over 500 film and video productions as both on-screen talent and producer.
With over twenty years experience in private enterprise, grassroots mobilization and community leadership, Laurie is an accomplished advocate who has represented issues related to families, women, children, faith and country. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Laurie’s career faced a turning point on 9/11 when she decided to focus her media and lobbying expertise on American security and Israel
By 2002 Laurie was recognized as the ‘force of nature’ that secured passage of HJR 960, a Resolution to support the State of Israel in the Tennessee General Assembly. In 2004, Laurie was awarded both the “Friend of Israel Award” by The Center For Jewish Awareness and the “Goodwill Ambassador to Israel Award” by Israel’s Consul General in Atlanta.
In order to harness the momentum of Laurie’s outreach on behalf of Israel, in 2005, she established Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN). PJTN’s mission is to increase awareness and action by educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel.
In 2006, Laurie co-produced Lest We Forget, a documentary short that was a featured selection at the Liberty Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film focuses on the history of Islamofacism and the war that the US and Israel wage against it today. In 2007, Laurie co- produced the music video, The Forgotten People, which screened at the 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival. It is a cry from the grave as six million Jews remind us to never forget the horrors of the Holocaust and warn of the new one on the horizon. In 2009, Laurie produced PJTN’s first feature-length documentary, The Forgotten People, Christianity and the Holocaust. This film traces the roots of anti-Semitism and the rise of a “new” anti-Semitism that is a coalition of the far right, the left, and radical Islam.
In 2007, Laurie secured PJTN as host of the International Christian Prayer & Action Event for Israel at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. This convention is the single most important meeting reaching over 3,000 global Christian Broadcasters and media professionals every year. Laurie and PJTN have the capacity to
reach more ‘multipliers’ on behalf of Israel than any existing pro- Israel initiative (including the Israeli government).
In 2011, as a result of Laurie’s relentless efforts to defend Israel in the global media, Dr. John Lupoli, President of the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) took note of Laurie’s ability to communicate this important message globally and invited Laurie to serve as the WCICC’s Special Envoy at the United Nations to bring this message to the global leaders at the UN.
In 2012, Laurie began production of an episodic TV program titled Focus On Israel. Each 30-minute program explores and educates the viewer about various aspects and perspectives regarding Israel and the Jewish people. Also in 2012, Laurie began production on PJTN’s next feature length documentary titled, Israel Indivisible. This film exposes the historical, archaeological, legal and biblical evidence to prove Israel has rights to the Land. In November of 2013, PJTN premiered the film at Ariel University in Israel to an overwhelming response. Israel Indivisible has won numerous film festival awards, including two Emmy nominations.
In 2013, Laurie was invited to join the revered NRB President’s Council. Laurie’s membership in this esteemed group of Christian media executives at the NRB provides Laurie the opportunity to play a vital role in the direction of the NRB.
Additionally in 2013, Laurie spearheaded the formation of a coalition to expose the anti-Semitic, anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Christian content in all K-12 textbooks in Tennessee schools. The coalition identified flawed textbook review procedures and recommend methods for local communities to review students’ textbooks and propose corrective legislation. The effort has spread to six states and continues to gain momentum nationwide.
In 2014, Laurie received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from the Latin University of Theology. It was presented by Dr. Clyde Rivers for Laurie’s commitment to the veracity of Holy Scripture and God’s Covenant to Israel and the Jewish people.
Laurie has also been seen and heard by millions of people on Christian television and radio appearing on over 120 TV and radio programs in 2014, including Fox and Friends and the Hannity Show. Her articles have been published on WND.com and FrontPage Magazine.
In 2015, after learning that anti-Semitic groups were organizing on Tennessee university campuses, PJTN decided to be proactive to confront the hatred head on. PJTN initiated a campaign to educate Tennessee state legislators about the growing anti-Semitic BDS movement. As a result of that effort, Tennessee legislators decided to take action to protect students on Tennessee campuses across the state by introducing a resolution condemning the BDS movement on college campuses in Tennessee. It passed with only one dissenting vote and was the first of its kind in the U.S. to condemn the BDS movement in general and more specifically, on university campuses. From PJTN’s media outreach, several states and countries are now looking to adopt Tennessee’s landmark resolution.
Through Laurie’s tireless work and leadership, PJTN now has the capacity to reach hundreds of millions of Christians and people of conscience around the globe. Each year that number grows with PJTN as the world’s only pro-Israel organization with the support of the NRB and access to the United Nations.