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Ward AME Hosts Interfaith Justice Sunday Celebration
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 23, 2017

                  Pastor John E. Cager III (Courtesy photo)

Rep. Alcee Hastings

 

Rabbi Joel Simonds

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Rabbi Morley Feinstein

Black and Jewish teens discuss social justice with Rep. Alcee Hastings

Teens of varying faiths and races will discuss social change opportunities between the black and Jewish community with Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) as part of an area-wide effort to connect youth on shared issues of justice.

          U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings (Courtesy photo)

The dialogue is sponsored by the Jewish Center for Justice (JCJ) and their Teen Leadership Initiative and co-hosted by Ward AME Church and McCarty Memorial Church on Sunday, August 28 at 9:30 a.m., at Ward, 1177 W. 25th St., in Los Angeles.

             Pastor Edward L. Anderson (Courtesy photo)

An interfaith service takes place at 10 a.m. Hastings will participate along with Ward Pastor John E. Cager III, McCarty Pastor Edward L. Anderson, Rabbi Joel Simonds and Rabbi Morley Feinstein.

       Rabbi Morley Feinstein (Courtesy photo)

“Today’s social justice climate dictates that we model what a just world looks and feels like,” said Cager.

“We welcome all to attend this morning of faith and action and for the teens who attend, this will be an opportunity to join the leadership initiative or find out more information,” added Simonds.

        Rabbi Joel Simonds (Courtesy photo)

Hastings served as an attorney, civil rights activist and judge before being elected to Congress as the first African-American from Florida since the post-Civil War period. Currently, Hastings is a senior member of the House Rules Committee, which determines the terms and conditions that legislation is considered.

To learn more, call Ward AME at (213) 747-1367.

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