Genesis 12:3 ~ And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
In light of our historic visit to Washington D.C., a time in which the pastors of the Urban Cure Network stood for freedom and with our nation's greatest ally in the fight against terrorism, Israel, we returned to Peoria and promptly opened dialogue with the local Jewish community to discuss the Israeli elections, and invoke community awareness of the many important issues surrounding Jewish statehood, and Israel's existence in the Middle East.
|Pastor H. Burnett & Susan Katz|
Jewish Federation Of Peoria
Pictured here with the local Jewish Federation Executive Director, Susan Katz, and one of the Local Federation's international exchange and information specialists, the aim of our coming together is to spark dialogue exploring the long, historic relationship that the United States and the Black community in particular has had with the Jewish community in the United States.
What many have forgotten or simply didn't know, is that in the struggle for civil rights, jobs and a better community and country, Jews stood lock and shoulder with the nations greatest Black civil rights leaders and proponents of freedom. They too were criticized for peaceful resistance, and were some of the first individuals to proudly hire Blacks and even help Black entrepreneurs establish business to provide for their families.
We arise to remember and respect that historic relationship and build upon it within our community. I invite as many local pastors as possible to join me in the renewing of a relationship so vitally cherished biblically and so important in our quest for a better and more vibrant community.
PASTORS: Please join me and the Peoria Assn. Of Pastors, next Wednesday (March 25th) at noon, 12:00PM, at the Jewish Federation Offices located at 2000 Pioneer Pkwy, Ste: 10B Peoria, IL. 61615 (309)689-0063 to hear the Honorable Roey Gilead, Counsul General of Israel to the Midwest, as he discusses the topic "Strategic Challenges Facing the New Israeli Government"
He will also make the same presentation that evening at 7:00PM at Bradley University's Neumiller Hall, but the afternoon session will allow us time to not only personally meet the Counsel General, but to discuss specific issues of concern as we seek to forge a strong bond with the local Jewish community. Lunch will be provided and the event is free of charge.
Please RSVP with the Pastor's association prior to the event by emailing us at Dunamis1@netzero.com.
Pastor Harvey Burnett
Pastor Harvey Burnett