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Reply To: Why is it important for Christians to keep the sad history of Christian antisemitism in mind when responding to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the present?

Harvest Prude

Mary, I think this response to the course shows growth and humility. I think being able to respond to the tragic antisemitism that was systemic among many Christian denominations and believers in the past with awareness rather than defensiveness will be so helpful in these kinds of conversations going forward! I think oftentimes when people bring up these sorts of tragic histories it is based on a justified skepticism towards current supportive rhetoric that doesn’t match up with what they have experienced or what their ancestors experienced. Hopefully the acknowledgement of that will allow for more productive conversations in the future.