President Rivlin began his visit to the United States with as guest of honor at a special meeting with leaders and members of the African-American community. His visit began with the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) in Brooklyn, where he was welcomed by founder and senior pastor Reverend Dr. A.R. Bernard.
Rev. Bernard introduced the president as an uncompromising fighter for civil rights, a Jerusalemite, who understood that, “Only a nation that has survived the Holocaust will know the importance of friends to move forward.”
The reverend thanked the president for joining them and allowing this special meeting, where thousands of members of the African-American community in Brooklyn took part in a festive and joyous reception for the president.
(Sunday, January 25, 2015)
Bernard has been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Black Enterprise, Essence, Class Magazine, Charisma and a host of other newspapers and magazines.
He has also appeared on Fox News Channel, NBC's Today, MSNBC, CBS News, BET, The 700 Club, TBN's Praise the Lord, Tony Brown's Journal as well as various national and local news programs.
Bernard is the host of a weekly television broadcast. Faith In Practice - airing nationally on and FamilyNet Television. Bernard's radio broadcasts can be heard nationwide on Salem Communication stations, on FamilyNet Radio SIRIUS Channel 131, and locally within New York’s tri-state area on WMCA and WLIB.
Come up from the lowlands; there are heights yet to climb. Look to the mountaintop in faith. -Mary M. Bethune
There are two kinds of worries—those you can do something about & those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter. -Duke Ellington