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Manasseh Asia Foundation for messianic Jews formed
By EMN / November 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Manasseh Asia Foundation for messianic Jews formed
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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 8: An organization stating to represent descendents of the messianic Jews / ethnic groups, in northeast India, has been formed.
An organization called the Manasseh Asia Foundation issued a press release on Tuesay informing about the group.
“The Manasseh Asia Foundation which is a conglomeration of Messianic Jews / ethnic groups, who traced their origin to the same progenitor Manasseh, was officially formed on the last and final day of this year ChavangKut: Celebration of Brotherhood i.e. on the 1st of November 2016,” the press release stated.
A meeting of leaders of the ‘Manasseh communities who had come for the celebration felt the dire need to have a platform or a forum which would work unceasingly to strengthen the fraternal bonds among the numerous Manasseh communities who are now spread out and living in 19 countries across the Asia continent,’ it stated.
“After much thought and deliberation, the consultation of leaders unanimously agreed to form an organization in the name and like of Manasseh Asia Foundation. The Manasseh Asia Foundation is an innovative brotherhood initiative which would be a body to address the socio-political challenges faced by the various Manasseh communities in the region/countries where they live,” it stated.
The organization will also be a platform for “social interaction amongst the descendents of Manasseh who has been separated over millennia by time and space throughout the continent of Asia,” the organization informed.
The organization informed that the main purpose of the Manasseh Asia Foundation was to serve the members of the Manasseh Communities in Asia to express identity as the descendants of one and the same forbear i.e., Manasseh; to strengthen the unity and fraternal bonds and the deep cultural ties between the communities of Manasseh; to bring the Manasseh group together on a common platform and spread awareness about the Manasseh; to conduct seminars / workshops, research and documentations on the Manasseh communities; to speak out against violation of the rights of any community of the Manasseh; and express solidarity with brethrens whose rights are wrongfully violated; the members of the Manasseh Asia Foundation reaffirm their faith in the purposes and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
The organization also stated that the members of the Manasseh Asia Foundation are “determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage, and civilisation of their people based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law.”
The Eastern Mirror