The Fellowship continues its work of bridge-building between Christians and Jews. JNS reports on the latest such initiative, a Fellowship-hosted trip to Israel by leaders of an African-American denomination and a leading gospel singer:
American gospel singer, Pastor Marvin Sapp, and a top black Christian group will visit Israel later this month as part of bridge building initiative by the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews (IFCJ).
Sapp, a Grammy-nominated vocalist, will tour Christian and Jewish holy sites in Israel along with 22 leaders, led by Presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis from the Bahama-based Global United Fellowship that represents over 600 churches. The delegation will also visit the Fellowship’s projects assisting Ethiopian-Israeli immigrants.
The Fellowship has focused on establishing stronger ties between the African-American and Jewish communities, especially in an effort to unite against anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric and activity such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
“Together we will see Israel up close, to be moved and inspired and to gain a new understanding of our shared histories,” said the IFCJ’s Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.