American gospel singer, black church delegation to visit Israel

 

(JNS.org) 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).

Presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis from the Bahama-based Global United Fellowship. Credit: Global United Fellowship.

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. 

Posted on September 14, 2016 .