Ecumenical and Interreligious

Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations Calls the Church to Confront Antisemitism

March 1, 2023
Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations

As the U.S. continues to grapple with the onslaught of antisemitism, often by celebrities, athletes, and politicians with large platforms, the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) published “A National Reckoning of the Soul: A Call to the Churches of the United States to Confront the Crisis of Antisemitism.”

“The CCJR unanimously issues this urgent ‘Call to the Churches’ to take concrete actions at this critical moment,” the statement reads. “While we affirm the religiously plural character of the United States, we also recognize that Christianity is the cultural backdrop for issues of religion in our country.”

The statement “entreats the churches to look inward by examining their preaching, teaching, and theologies to eliminate any traces of anti-Jewish sentiments and look outward to act and speak against all forms of antisemitism they encounter.”

To read the statement in full, click here.

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