LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- Truli Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRLI), parent company of Truli.Net, a global faith-based & family friendly media content platform and social community hub, today announced management will be speaking at a Forum this evening at the University of Southern California (USC), titled: "Why They Leave -- An Evening With Jared Herd." The Forum sponsors include: The Office of Religious Life; Young Life at USC; Asian American Christian Fellowship; and the Trojan Christian Faculty and Staff Fellowship.
Jared Herd is Managing Director of The Lumen Room (formerly named DOXA), a Truli Media Group wholly owned subsidiary that is similar in structure to Truli.net, but that will have a purely Christian youth focus. It is scheduled for a Q1-13 launch. (See Jared Herd bio, below.)
Also speaking at the event is Truli Media Group Founder, Chairman & CEO, Michael Jay Solomon. Other noteworthy speakers include Varun Soni. Ph.D., J.D. Dr. Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at USC, as well as an Adjunct Professor at USC's School of Religion, and a member of the State Bar of California, the American Academy of Religion, and the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (see http://orl.usc.edu/about/personnel/soni.html).
Several hundred people are expected at the Forum, tonight, at USC's Taper Hall 101. Truli Media Group will be videotaping the Forum and posting it to the Truli.Net website this week.
The program summary for "Why They Leave," states: "Statistics say that 65-80% of young evangelicals graduate from Christian youth ministries and never return to church again. Christian leaders from all denominations recognize the hemorrhage in the American church, but as recent statistics tell us there is no sign of the exodus slowing. Jared Herd, author of More Lost than Found, travels extensively speaking to churches, young evangelicals, and consulting Christian organizations on the deeper issues behind why young evangelicals are leaving church.
"He also leads The Lumen Room, a company launching in January 2013 that creates and distributes spiritually themed content for those that like Jesus but not the church. On November 12, Jared Herd will be joining us to lead a discussion on his company The Lumen Room, the changing spiritual culture of the United States, where young evangelical disillusionment is coming from, and the future of Christianity in America."
Jared Herd Bio
Jared Herd is Managing Director of The Lumen Room, a Truli Media Group wholly owned subsidiary. He is also the Creative Director for XP3, the student division of the Rethink Group. Jared has served on staff of North Point Community Church and as a Teaching Pastor at Rock Harbor Church, a church composed of thousands of college students. Since 2004, he has been a regularly featured speaker at Bigstuf Camps, one of the largest Christian Camps in the country for middle and high school students. His first book, More Lost than Found: Finding a Way Back to Faith was just released.
About Truli Media Group
Truli Media Group, Inc., parent Company of Truli.Net, was founded by entertainment industry veteran executive Michael Jay Solomon. With an iconic, successful track record in developing and leading worldwide television media distribution companies, Solomon is the former co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Telepictures Corp, President of Lorimar-Telepictures Corp and former President of Warner Bros. International Television.
Recognizing a need for a simple and centralized vast library of family and faith-based subject matter combined with unifying social interaction, a team of ministry leaders, technologists and business people gathered to address this need on behalf of the Evangelical Christian community, estimated at more than 100 million people in the U.S. and totals over 700 million internationally.
With representatives in Dallas, Miami, Denver and Atlanta, Los Angeles-based Truli Media Group is led by Michael Jay Solomon and an experienced team of industry and ministry leaders. Collectively, they aggregate family friendly, faith-based Christian quality content, music, film and manage a platform for collaborative, social networking amongst members of the Christian community worldwide, enabling them to share, communicate, explore and deepen their faith together.
Truli.Net offers a unique distribution platform focused on Christian and family-friendly content that is free for users to view, interact and engage with on any mobile apparatus such as tablets, phones, smart TV, etc. Truli.Net is free for ministries, as thousands of sermons are delivered weekly, as well as individuals, music artists, authors, film/television producers and educators seeking to gain visibility and provide their content in a targeted and relevant community linked by a shared belief. Truli.Net offers a single platform that is flexible and easy to use to connect users enabling the delivery of relevant content to the Evangelical community market of 100+ million people in the U.S. (and 600+ million outside the U.S.) representing $4.3 billion of annual gross industry sales.
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