we will never allow the sin of silence of the Church in the 1930's to be repeated again. Not on our watch!
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2008
The 4th Annual Jerusalem Prayer Banquet, held May 15th in the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations, brought together more than 500 Jewish and Christian business and spiritual leaders in support of Israel and the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program. The historic event was the first gathering of Christians and Jews in support of Israel ever to be held at the United Nations.
Rev. Robert Stearns opened the night reminding the guests of the significance of the fact this event was coinciding with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel. Sharing the reasons Christians stand with Israel, he received a rousing ovation when he declared, "we will never allow the sin of silence of the Church in the 1930's to be repeated again. Not on our watch!"
The evening was held in support of the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program, founded by Rev. Stearns in 2004, an interfaith alliance that assembles the best and brightest Christian leaders from college and university campuses across America and brings them to Israel for a four-week learning experience, cultivating in them a connection to the Jewish roots of their Christian faith and linking that to a connection to the Land and State of Israel.
Joining Rev. Stearns in addressing the group were Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel; Student Alumni of the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program; Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Asaf Shariv; and others.
For more information about the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program and the interfaith movement that supports its success, contact:
Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, Director, Israel Experience
RabbiKahn @ gmail.com 646-485-7325 (US) 052-598-6929 (ISRAEL)
Michael Onifer, Director of Operations
Monifer @ eagleswings.to 716-759-1058