Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Posted Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:52 by MCS

CCJ welcomes the decision of the Bishops of the Church in Wales to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. In a statement the Church in Wales bishops recognised the Church’s “need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment.”

CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave said: ‘I am pleased that the definition has been formally adopted. This sends an important message to the Welsh Jewish community and beyond, that as people of faith we will speak up against prejudice and hatred wherever it occurs today. It is good to see the Welsh bishops in this way recognising the historic role of the Christian Church in contributing to anti-Jewish sentiment. Jewish people should never again feel the vulnerability of previous generations and for this reason the adoption of IHRA is important.’

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