Not since the Holocaust has there been a more brutal attack against the Jewish people, and on May 5, two pro-Israeli organizations will introduce some of the October 7, 2023 survivors for “Solidarity Sunday.”

The historic event is presented by Eagles’ Wings and Moral Hearts Alliance. Together, they are introducing churches nationwide to meet some of the survivors of Hamas’ unprecedented attack against the Holy Land.

Robert Stearnes Eagles Wings CEO talks about Solidarity Sunday
Robert Stearns, Eagles Wings CEO, talks about Solidarity Sunday (Image credit: Video Screenshot via

Bishop Robert Stearnes, founder of Eagles’ Wings, is leading the charge to raise awareness against genocide and unprovoked Israeli violence.

The timing is as strategic as it is serendipitous, as May 5 begins Yom HaShoah or “Holocaust Remembrance Day.”

The Sanctity of Solidarity Sunday

Solidarity Sunday by Eagles Wings and Moral Hearts Alliance
Promotional Image Courtesy of Eagles Wings/Moral Hearts Alliance

It was a morning like any other near the Gaza Strip in Israel when the unthinkable happened–over 5,000 rockets were launched by Hamas, or Palestinian Islamic Jihad, to commence a war against the country on October 7, 2023.

Known as the “October 7 Massacre,” the attack became the third deadliest terrorist attack in terms of fatalities in global history. To date, approximately 1,200 Israelis have been killed, another 4,834 were injured,  and an assumed 134 men, women, and children are still being held in Hamas captivity.

In immediate response, Israel responded to key terrorism camps in Gaza where 249 Israeli soldiers have been declared killed in action. One month later, on November 7, Israel observed–and later declared–a national day of mourning and remembrance.

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Although there was a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas from November 24 to 30, the battle continues. During the mutual agreement, 105 civilians were released from Hamas captivity. Since that day, Israeli and Gaza innocents have huddled in bomb shelters as their homes are under an umbrella of shrapnel.

Bishop Stearns said in a news release that organizations and Israeli allies globally view Solidarity Sunday as “a sacred responsibility.”

“Isaiah 63:9 says, ‘In all their affliction, God was afflicted.’ God identifies with the suffering of the Jewish people, and as the Christian community, we must feel their suffering, too.”

How to Stand in Solidarity With Them

Israelis standing at the Western Wall during Sabbath
Israelis standing at the Western Wall during Sabbath (Image credit: Sander Crombach via Unsplash)

The partnering organizations will sponsor seven survivors from October 7 to speak in churches across the country on May 5.

  • Buffalo, New York
  • Cranford, New Jersey
  • Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Winter Park, Florida
  • Youngstown, Ohio

The survivors span ages, genders, and generations to tell their truth about that tragic day, what they witnessed, and how they can help raise awareness internationally.

Their stories cover the gamut of emotions based on their vantage point of the terroristic events of October 7. Some of the harrowing tales include:

  • An Israeli official whose family members were taken hostage, and one has not been released.
  • A Nova Music Festival survivor and filmmaker who lost friends at the event and barely escaped.
  • A grandmother who left her home with her three grandchildren to hide from her Gazan neighbors.
  • A reservist with the Israeli Army survived the Nova Music Festival but returned the following day to search and rescue among the devastation.

Eagles Wings and Moral Hearts Alliance hope Solidarity Sunday creates enough awareness so people will learn the stories not being shared about that day and why the war has not stopped.

Appearances are also scheduled on Daystar Television Network and the Embassy of Israel to the U.S. in Washington D.C to extend their collective voices further.

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Congregation Kehliath Jeshurun in Manhattan stated via news release, “Solidarity Sunday is truly a sacred day. Christians and Jews will join their hearts together in support of Israel, at a time when Israel needs it most. Solidarity Sunday is a true fulfillment of Psalm 133:1: ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!’”

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