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

Janey Olohan

To combat antisemitism and supersessionism in my own community I would simply echo what all the above have stated – that open-mindedness, education, and community are so critical. I think raising awareness about the Hebraic roots of Christianity, the beauty bound up in this, the historical tradition, and everything that goes into Judaism is so pivotal. Many people are caught up in their everyday lives or in their news cycle, and fail to take note of the beauty that is in other religions and what can be learned from them – particularly so with Judaism. I would seek to encourage my peers to learn more about Judaism, and to do my best to be well educated to inform them, as well. Further, I think churches and schools can play a huge role in promoting dialogue between communities, giving outlets and forums for discussion, and hosting lectures or courses on Judaism and the history between Catholics and Jews, or whatever that might be. I think there is so much opportunity to promote such discourse and community that is at our fingertips.