African Communities in London Inspired and Challenged by Recent Leadership Tour of Crowned (Ahtur) Dr. Khazriel Ben Yehuda
Soferet Baht Yehuda
During his recent two-week London Scholarship and Community Networking Tour, Ahtur Dr. Khazriel Ben Yehuda presented his "Servant Leader Extraordinaire/Master Teacher Program" to the British Isles Extension's Community members.
Dr. Khazriel is the Dean of the School of the Prophets Institute of Regenerative Truth at Jerusalem, and also the European Director of the Kingdom of Yah’s affairs in the British Isles.
Ahtur was hosted by the Administrative Task Force whose members also facilitated his access to key Africa Community Groups. The Master Program's concept of ‘Servant Leadership’ was in perfect timing as the issue of ‘leadership’ is currently at the center of local community’s troubling concern.
African Community Leaders in the various vocal spheres of the society, are in ‘leadership cognitive denial’.
Ahtur stated, "The issue, I believe, is accountability in the face of the current loss of control of sections of the youth who are now turning to gangs and now killing and maiming one another. Government reports and youth themselves are blaming parents and non-effective leadership in their lives, absent fathers and a racist, liberal society which is criminalising the youth."
The full course was delivered to the national Sainthood community on the Shabbaht (Saturday) 31st January. During which, they were charged to be prepared to advance into the next phase of spiritual, physical and intellectual growth and development. “The IRT is our New World Class Institute of Higher Learning centered on the concept of ‘Redemptive Intelligence, Regenerative Leadership and Divine Scholarship, required for our direction for the next forty years," Ahtur stated.
Both Dr. Robert Beckford the Black theological professor, broadcaster and community activist and Brother Toyin Agbegtu, a film producer of Yoruba descent and also Community activist at the launch of his recent film, 'Maafa Solutions' at community discussion forums are diminishing the leadership role in the community. When the notion of the Servant-Leader was mooted, it was welcomed as more helpful and useful.
KNN was also present when Ahtur presented at the Marcus Garvey Planning Committee Public Forum on the ‘War in Israel- Palestine and the Palestinian Question’ on 27th January, 2009. This was an anti-Israel and vociferously pro-Palestinian platform as a Pan-African policy position.
Ahtur was a lion in the dragon’s den and addressed some of the most controversial geopolitical questions on the significance of Jerusalem, 'What Africans in the Diaspora’s focus must be', 'the community’s youth in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)', 'Zionism and the Arab homeland issue' and 'who or what is an Arab', etc.
Presenting opposite an inflammatory Pan African veteran Brother, the atmosphere was charged and went from hostility to bemusement as Ahtur debunked some myths and misguided loyalties.
His mixture of power-point and scholarship lecture style format has caused some major cognitive paradigm shifts. He ended by leaving the audience an assignment, to research ‘who is a Palestinian’ and dialogue with him by e-mail.
KNN recently had feedback on the position of the main organiser and he appears confounded and IS asking for more understanding. The brother is understood to have said, “I have a lot to learn and much to take on board..., especially in relation to yours and the Palestinian issue".