February 22, 2021

The Philos Project Hosts Israeli Ambassador To The U.S.

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by Robert Nicholson

The Philos Project is hosting Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Gilad Erdan on a whirlwind tour of Charleston, SC and Montgomery, AL to learn more about African American history. This trip will be Ambassador Erdan’s first trip as Ambassador to the U.S. and is indicative of the future of Israeli and African American relations.

The Ambassador and U.S. delegation will tour sites in Charleston and Montgomery that are crucial to understanding the African American experience, including the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, AL, the McLeod Plantation and Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Black History Month is a time to reflect on African American history and the American Civil Rights Movement, when Black and Jewish collaboration became the conscience of our nation. The Philos Project is honored to host the Ambassador and is eager help usher in a positive relationship between Israel and the African American community.

The Philos Project is an organization dedicated to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Near East and fostering the next generation of African American leaders. Philos is honored to bring the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. face to face with individuals who are on the ground making positive changes within the African American community.

Delegation Attendees

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and United Nations
Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast
Mr. Robert Nicholson (President, Philos Project)
Rev. Dr. Deedee Coleman
Rev. Horace Sheffield III
Rev. Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr.
Dean Harold Bennett, Jr.
Mr. Bakari Sellers, Esq.
Dr. Eric Lewis Williams
Dr. Jamal-Dominique Hopkins
Mr. Chavis Jones
Mr. Luke Moon (Philos Project)
Ms. Kristina King (Philos Project)
Dr. David Jackson (Philos Project)

Source Link: https://patch.com/south-carolina/charleston/philos-project-hosts-israeli-ambassador-u-s