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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-07-11

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ical threat," he says, "is of wide-
spread social upheaval that, at
best, might lead to indefinite
postponement of desperately
needed economic rationalization
policies, but could also prompt
an end to the liberalizing trend
of the past decade in both poli-
tics and the economy."
He warns that "it would not
be surprising if a new military
leadership with strong religious
leanings and the support of the

Muslim Brotherhood should
come to power before the end of
this decade. Either under
Mubarak or a successor regime
imposed through political tur-
moil, Egypt is very likely to be
compelled to make major
changes of direction . . . Dis-
engagement from the special re-
lationship with the United
States, cold war with Israel and
a return to the Arab fold would
likely follow." "



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At a recent membership meet-
ing — the institute has a mail-
ing list of 900, but only a hand-
ful, Jews and Christians,
showed up at the gathering —
Rev. Lyons reported on the cur-
rent state of affairs. "Our finan-
cial crisis has eased not passed."
The paid staff is down to two
from four; only Lyons and his
office manager, Ute Gesine, still
remain. A volunteer librarian
oversees the research library
and others donate their services
doing clerical work. There are
currently enough operating
funds for two more months.
But that is in the process of
changing. An ambitious five-
year plan and fund-raising cam-
paign have been undertaken by
the institute. As part of what is
being called a major gifts cam-
paign, a group of 100 donors is
being approached to give a
minimum $1,000 contribution
each for the next five years. In
addition, the institute is accept-
ing cash tributes, such as when
a person is honored or dies.
Plus, a mailing has gone out to
members seeking contributions
and urging them to enlist at
least ten other members.
According to Marjorie Saul-
son, an associate of the Ecumen-
ical Institute and an active sup-
porter, the institute hopes to in-
crease its membership as well as
its operating capital.
"We need to build a broader-
based membership. The more
people who become members,
the more who get literature, the
more who know about the insti-
tute. We're looking to enroll as
many people as possible."
The five-year plan, which goes
beyond fund raising, was de-
veloped by Prof. Jack Hurwitz,
retired Wayne State University
professor of sociology and a
friend of the institute.
According to Mrs. Saulson,
the plan came from frequent
discussions between Rev. Lyons
and Prof. Hurwitz about the fu-
ture of the institute. One of its
major points is that it shows a
need for a full-time fund raiser.
It also calls for the adoption of
a program whereby a Doctor of
Ministry degree can be earned
through the institute. In addi-

tion, it seeks to form a volunteer
task force which would, for
example, be in the forefront to
protest anti-Semitic incidents.
Rev. Lyons' role also would
change as a result of the plan. It
would place him in a "mentor"
position and prepare young
ministers to learn from him so
they too can go to speak to
groups, thereby easing his work-
load. Members also help soften
the speaking engagement
schedule. When a Christian
group needs a Jewish speaker, a
Jewish member will often take
on the assignment and vice


The institute's annual budget
is estimated at about $75,000,
and the North Congregational
Church contributes office space,
pays for utilities and gives a gift
of about $3,000 per year. Lyons
is often confronted by Jewish
groups who ask if and what the
Christian groups donate. Lyons
responds that when he talks
with Christian groups they want
to know what the Jews are
donating, and when he meets
with Jews they ask about the
Christians. He assured The
Jewish News that he gets equal
support from both groups.
"I'm thrilled with what we've
accomplished in four years,"
Lyons said. The institute had
gained world recognition' for
Lyons' work toward battling the
roots of Christian anti-
Semitism. The institute has
sponsored an Ecumenical Eve-
ning at the Detroit Institute of
Arts when The Precious Legacy
exhibit came to Detroit and
classes for Protestants, Catholics
and Jews on Christian-Jewish
dialogue, conducted ecumenical
tours to Israel and has pub-
lished a lecture entitled, Good
Friday Worship – Jewish Con-
cerns, Christian Response.
For Lyons, not only is his
livelihood dependent on the sur-
vival of the institute, but so is
the future of Christian-Jewish
"If we can solve the problems
between Christians and Jews,
then we can set the basis for
solving all social ills," he said.
"The world needs a oneness of
spirit we represent and can


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