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Church of England Says Christians Must Repent for Past Antisemitism

By: for guardian.com on Nov. 22, 2019
World News
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Christians must repent for centuries of antisemitism which ultimately led to the Holocaust, the Church of England has said in a document that seeks to promote a new Christian-Jewish relationship.

However, the church’s move to take responsibility for its part in Jewish persecution was impaired by stinging criticism by the chief rabbi of the continued “specific targeting” of Jews for conversion to Christianity.

The document, God’s Unfailing Word, is the first authoritative statement by the C of E on the part played by Christians in the stereotyping and persecution of Jews. Attitudes towards Judaism over centuries had provided a “fertile seed-bed for murderous antisemitism”, it said.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/21/church-of-england-says-christians-must-repent-for-past-antisemitism

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