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

AvatarRebekah Barton

That’s a wonderful approach! Highlighting Jesus’ lament over Jerusalem while emphasizing God’s enduring covenant with the Jewish people is a powerful message that combats antisemitism and supersessionism.
By continuing to address these issues in your sermons, you’re educating your congregation and dismantling harmful misconceptions, even if the term “supersessionism” itself is unfamiliar. As you said, fostering understanding is key.
Reaching out to the local Shul is an excellent initiative. Consider offering a joint event for open dialogue or simply introducing yourself. It’s a fantastic way to build bridges and enrich your community’s understanding of Judaism. This interaction will not only benefit your congregation, but also strengthen the bonds between your Christian community and the local Jewish population.