Synagogue and Church in dialogue. The sculpture "Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time" by Joshua Koffman, 2015.
Christians and Jews
Encouraging Christian-Jewish dialogue
of relationships with Judaism and the promoting of Christian-Jewish dialogue
are among the fundamental tasks of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.
The Church constitution states: the
Rhineland Church “testifies to the faithfulness of God, who abides by the
election of his people Israel” and “encourages Christian-Jewish dialogue”. The
Rhineland Church fulfils its responsibility for promotion of Christian-Jewish
relationships through its theological reflection, its liturgical practices, its
religious education and training, as well as in its socio-political commitment.
Those responsible for fulfilling this task
are specifically the officers appointed by the Synod for Christian-Jewish
dialogue in the local church areas, the Regional Church committee “Christians
and Jews”, as well as the Regional Church “minister responsible for
Christian-Jewish dialogue” who is located within the ecumenical department team.
Synod resolution agreed in 1980 by the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland “On
the renewal of the relationship between Christians and Jews” was a
ground-breaking event in the relationship between Christians and Jews. A
deciding factor in this was first and foremost the recognition of the
co-responsibility and guilt of Christians for the Holocaust.
The exact wording of the Synod resolution can
be found as a download document below (in
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