we approach the 10th anniversary of CUFI’s founding, the significant work we’ve
been blessed to do along with you is more critical than ever.
the last decade we have:
Become the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., with over 2.5 million
members and 1.2 million Facebook fans.
Educated millions of American Christians about the biblical and moral imperative
to support Israel.
Equipped millions of American Christians to defend Israel in their churches and
communities, online and in our nation’s capital.
Held thousands of pro-Israel events in communities from coast to coast.
Built CUFI chapters on over 160 college campuses across the country.
And we’re just getting started.
Like never before, America’s support for
Israel depends upon the focused, informed, and dedicated activism of CUFI
members. We need to know how to defend Israel from an increasingly
sophisticated campaign to delegitimize and discredit her. That is why we
are so proud to announce that we've developed a CUFI curriculum, The Nehemiah Generation,
to give you the background and history you need to be an effective voice for
Israel. This curriculum will enable you to be a modern-day Nehemiah, building
not with stone but with facts.
We are also tackling a new and terrible
slander of Israel that is spreading across America's college campuses and
beyond: the claim that Israel is a racist, apartheid country like South Africa
once was. Last month, a CUFI initiative called The Israel
Collective released a powerful new video that destroys this dangerous lie.
We believe that the reality exposed in this film will penetrate even
the most hardened of hearts. The film dramatically exposes the lie that Israel
is like the South Africa of old with the truth about the equality, prosperity
and freedom enjoyed by all Israeli citizens, Arabs and Jews alike. The
powerful film was shot on location in South Africa. It
can be viewed here.
Also last month, we launched our new Diversity
Outreach program, DOME (Diversity Outreach Mentoring Endeavor). Under the
leadership of Pastor Dumisani Washington DOME will train up a group of African
American, Hispanic, Asian and other diverse supporters to Israel who can go
back to their communities and share the truth about Israel. DOME will
help us build a pro-Israel community every bit as diverse as Israel itself.
Finally, last week CUFI on Campus hosted 150
top student leaders at our annual Student Advocacy Leadership Training (SALT)
Seminar in San Antonio. This year's SALT training focused on equipping our
students to combat the increasing efforts to delegitimize Israel on America's
college campuses. Over the course of three days, we provided these
Christian student leaders with the skills, resources, relationships, and
biblical teachings they need in order to speak up on behalf of Israel and the
Jewish people at this crucial time.
CUFI members have enabled all
of these exciting initiatives. We pray that you help us stand up for
Israel in her time of need. Thank you for standing with millions of Christians
as part of CUFI.