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

Joe Suh

Educate yourself: Start by learning about Jewish history, culture, and traditions. This will help you understand and appreciate the Jewish faith and people. You can read books, attend workshops, or watch documentaries that focus on Jewish history and contemporary issues.

Acknowledge and condemn antisemitism: It’s important to recognize and call out any instances of antisemitism in your Christian community. Don’t remain silent when you hear anti-Jewish comments or jokes, and challenge any misconceptions or stereotypes about Jews.

Foster interfaith dialogue: Engage in respectful and meaningful conversations with Jewish individuals and organizations in your community. This can help build bridges and promote understanding between the two faiths.

Examine your own faith traditions: Consider how your Christian faith may perpetuate supersessionist beliefs. Reflect on how you can reframe or reinterpret certain passages of the Bible that have been used to promote this belief.

Be an ally: Stand up for the rights and well-being of Jews in your community and beyond. This can involve advocating for Jewish issues and causes, speaking out against hate crimes and discrimination, and supporting Jewish individuals and organizations in times of need.