The General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations (GACEIR) has posted “Denouncing Antisemitism and Islamophobia” a study document approved by the General Assembly in 2022.
The occasion marks the next step in a multi-year journey that began in 2018. Moved beyond tears and inspired to action, GACEIR engaged in crafting this document after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh. Two General Assemblies later, the document has been approved, redesigned, and is ready to be shared with synods, presbyteries, mid councils, congregations.
As this is a living document, the next phase begins in June. Over the summer, feedback will be gathered from anyone engaging with the document: mid-council working groups, congregational leaders, networks, study groups, that will enhance this study document. Evaluation and analysis of the advice of mid-council groups will be ongoing, with those results leading toward a presentation at the World Parliament of Religions gathering in Chicago, August of 2023.
More information about the work of GACEIR and the study document “Denouncing Antisemitism and Islamophobia” can be found here.