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Reply To: How can you work to combat antisemitism and supersessionism in your own Christian community?

Sarah Victor

I think it is important to speak about the history of antisemitism within Christian communities, and this is something I do frequently. The fact that I work for a nonprofit that addresses antisemitism often opens up conversations on this topic, and knowing the history within different Christian denominations as well as countries that have had a population that was majority Christian is a vital component of changing the dynamic. Unfortunately, I come across many who do not even know what antisemitism is, or who assume that it is a historical fact that is no longer a problem. We need to hold our individual communities accountable to addressing wrongful rhetoric and actions taken not just in the past, but also in the present. Antisemitic tropes such as blood libels are resurrected from their use centuries ago, poisoning young minds and old alike. Knowing the historical threads makes this advocacy much more powerful.