Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, says as his career began he realized creating a partnership between Jews and Evangelical Christian had huge potential. “I looked at it in terms of the Jewish people, and the need to have relationships between Israel and pro-Israel Christians.”
Eckstein founded the Fellowship in November 1983, when dialogue between Christians and Jews excluded the Evangelical movement, he says. He met with strong opposition from liberal-leaning Jewish leaders. But the growing strength of Evangelicals could not be ignored, says Eckstein.
“They’re too important a group for us not to have contact with, to reach out to and work with,” he says.
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Originally published on Jan. 20, 2017.