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Bishops repent over anti-Semitism

Mon 17 Jun 2019
By Heather Preston

The Church in Wales says it want to repent for its part in anti-Jewish sentiment.

It has signed up to a definition of anti-Semitism which has also been backed by the Welsh and UK Governments, together with other governing bodies.

 

In a statement the Bishop said: "We regard anti-Semitism as abhorrent and recognise that the Christian Church has need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment."

The new definition states: "Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities."

The new definition has been put together by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

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