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Oslo Symposium, Arise in Switzerland, & ICEJ in Georgia

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18 May 2017 (All day)
Oslo Symposium, Arise in Switzerland, & ICEJ in Georgia

ICEJ-Sponsored Oslo Symposium a Great Success

In March, the Oslo Symposium in Norway gathered about 700 conservative Christians for a day of spectacular speeches by the US presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, Mosab Hassan Yousef, known as the “Son of Hamas,” and Dr. Jürgen Bühler, ICEJ President. ICEJ-Norway is one of the main sponsors of the Oslo Symposium, which is the biggest conference for conservative Christians in Norway. The conference was covered by Norway`s two biggest TV channels as well as other news media. 

ICEJ-Norway led by branch director, Dag Øyvind Juliussen, organized and led both the Israel session and the session for the Kåre Kristiansen Memorial Prize.

“I feel honored to receive an award in the name of a man of such integrity,”said Mike Huckabee, two-time US presidential candidate and recipient of the Kåre Kristiansen Memorial Prize for his fearless and unfailing support of Israel. “Kåre Kristiansen was one who understood that God in a special way has given Israel a rebirth, to fulfill His promise that God gave to Abraham. [Kristiansen] lived a life that left footprints we can never fill, but we should try as long as we live.”


Swiss Young Adults Welcome ICEJ Arise

ICEJ Arise, our program with young adults, recently took new ground in Switzerland. Jani Salokangas, the ICEJ Arise director traveled across the country, visiting new churches and forging new ministry relationships. Thanks to the hard work of Arise Director in Switzerland, Joel Bigler and his dedicated team, our work in this land has a bright future. Young adults across the world are hungry for truth, for real biblical teachings and for leaders whom they can trust – and Bigler has earned their trust in his country.

"Our faith is rooted in God's promises for His church, for our lives and for His people of Israel,” said Jani Salokangas after a meeting in Geneva where dozens of young adults gave their life to Christ. “And tonight many got this revelation: God spoke to these young people through His promises!"


ICEJ in Georgia

The ICEJ-Georgia branch held a conference in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, late in January. Packed with biblical teachings and intercession for Israel, the conference was also an opportunity to introduce local believers to the work of the ICEJ in Jerusalem as well as the growing ministry of the ICEJ in their own country. ICEJ-Georgia has been working closely with the local Jewish community in Georgia, and seeds of friendship and solidarity have been planted in the hearts of the young Jews and Christians there.

In February, representatives of the ICEJ met with the Israeli Ambassador to Georgia, Shabtai Tsur, who was very impressed with the Christian support for Israel through the ICEJ’s global network. We hope to celebrate Jerusalem Day in Georgia together, as Jews and Christians.

“What you are doing is more than simple friendship,” said Mr. Tsur. “All of you are Ambassadors of Israel on different levels of the society. I’m looking forward to our cooperation from now on!”

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