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Catholics renounce institutional missionising to convert Jews

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Published: 19 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

What new Vatican memo really means for Jews for Jesus -and us – J.J. Goldberg – The Forward 18.12.15
It’s hard to overstate the importance of the new document on the conversion of Jews that the Vatican released on 10 December 2015.
Read op-ed here

And see:
Pope Francis and the renunciation of Jewish conversion – James Carroll – The New Yorker 16.12.15
The Catholic Church has been attempting, in fits and starts, to confront its own complicity in terrible crimes, and Francis has continued this tradition... The absolute claims to religious superiority that have long been part of Catholic identity are being mitigated, if not dismantled… If Jews can be understood by the Catholic Church as having their independent religious integrity, wholly deserving of respect, so can other faiths.

Jews and Judaism: A Statement by the Uniting Church in Australia
July 2009
The Uniting Church does not accept Christian teaching that is derogatory towards Jews and Judaism; the belief that God has abolished the covenant with the Jewish people; supersessionism, the belief that Christians have replaced Jews in the love and purpose of God; forms of relationships with Jews that require them to become Christian, including coercion and manipulation, that violate their humanity, dignity and freedom.


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