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Interfaith Dialogue: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself and the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Thursday, November 5, 2020 18 Cheshvan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMvia Zoom

It may seem that we are more polarized than ever, but the Christian and Jewish faiths teach us that we are all neighbors deserving of love and respect. Join Reverend Johnie Jones, Executive Director of Bread of Life, and Rabbi Steven Morgen as they discuss the commandment to “love your neighbor” and the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament from the perspective of each of our traditions.

Thank you to the Boniuk Institute of Rice University  and Interfaith Ministries of Houston for co-sponsoring our program!


Open to the community!

As we expect many non-Beth Yeshurun members to join us, we ask you to register directly in Zoom.

More about Johnie Jones:

Johnie Jones was appointed Executive Director of Bread of Life Inc. in July 2020. Prior to joining Bread of Life, Johnie served as Executive Pastor of Community of Faith Church (COF) located in Hockley, TX where his primary role was to  oversee the church's operations, strategic planning, administration, finances and human resources to achieve their mission and vision.  Johnie has a wide range of community development experience. Before his appointment he served as the Director of Community Partnerships and Volunteer Houston for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM). In this role Johnie was IM’s liaison to civic, community, corporate and government entities helping them create sustainable partnerships that address needs in the greater Houston community.

Previous to his work at Interfaith Ministries, Johnie worked on agriculture policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. At USDA, Johnie served as an Advisor on public-private partnerships to the Secretary of Agriculture, and was responsible for creating partnership opportunities for financial institutions, capital management firms and high net worth individuals to expand the amount of capital in rural America.

Johnie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture with a concentration in economics from Prairie View A&M University. He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a Master of Arts in Religion from the Yale Divinity School at Yale University.

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