Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Georgia Catholics Embrace Zionism

From the Georgia Bulletin, Official Newspaper of the Archdiocese Of Atlanta:

Local Efforts Being Made To Link Christians, Jews

Published: May 3, 2007

POWDER SPRINGS—Over 1,200 Christians and Jews gathered in metro Atlanta March 15 for “An Evening for Israel,” where they remembered the Holocaust and passionately pledged support for the Jewish homeland as a light among nations.

The event, hosted by Trinity Chapel of the Church of God, also included civic and governmental leaders such as state Sen. Don Balfour, who spoke of leading a Georgia legislative delegation to Israel to build business ties and tour the holy sites.

The Atlanta rally was inaugurated by Earl Cox, founder of Israel Always, a volunteer group building Christian-Jewish ties and providing spiritual and financial support to Israel.

Cox and Ben Kinchlow, Christian evangelicals and hosts of the Front Page Jerusalem Radio Network, are leading rallies throughout the Southeast bringing Jews and Christians together and encouraging Christians to pray for, visit and support Israel.

The event featured Ambassador Reda Mansour, consul general of Israel to the Southeast, and keynote speaker Daniel Seaman, Israeli press director for the Prime Minister’s Office. It was held in Trinity’s contemporary worship space decked with large American and Israeli flags and hosted by Trinity pastor Bishop Jim Bolin. Some Holocaust survivors attended the event, including Andre Kessler of Marietta, a Romanian survivor, who lit a memorial candle. Kessler chairs the advisory committee for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

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