STAND AGAINST ANTISEMITISM
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German pastor, theologian, and peace activist. He wrote profoundly about the Christian faith and the cost of being a disciple of Jesus. The atrocities of the Nazi Regime, which resulted in unspeakable human suffering, compelled him to participate in a conspiracy that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Imprisoned during the last two years of his life, Bonhoeffer was executed just weeks before the end of the war.
(To learn more about his life, read the New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas)
In the spirit of Bonhoeffer's couragous stand against the Nazis, we invite you and every follower of Jesus to take this pledge to stand against the antisemitism that continues to plague our world today.
to affirm God's covenant faithfulness to the Jewish people.
to not hold Jewish people to a higher standard of morality or inflate their immorality.
to refuse to entertain conspiracy theories that the Jews are craftily "pulling the strings" behind the scenes to subvert God's will in the world.
to support the right of Jewish self-determination, self-defense, and security within their ancestral homeland.
to stand in solidarity with Jewish people in my community when they are attacked. If possible, I will physically show up to do so.
Become a member of the Philos Action League, which will alert you when acts of antisemitism occur in your community.
to periodically attend a community event sponsored by a Jewish organization or synagogue.
to periodically read a book and/or watch a film about the Jewish people, visit a Holocaust museum, and (if I have the resources) to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
There are several resources we recommend that you can access on the Kesher Project resource page, but we have listed a few below that we think would be good to start with.
By adding your name to this pledge, you agree to receiving periodic updates from the Kesher Project that will encourage you to follow through with your commitment to demonstrate God's love to your Jewish friends and neighbors.
Your name and contact info will not be shared publically or with any other organization.