This call to re-affirm is contained in the 'memorials' in the conference agenda. However this 'reaffirmation', challenges the church to take reassess if more work to equip the Methodist people to continue to share Gods love for all. The draft response (it won't be official until voted on by Conference but I would be shocked if it wasn't passed) concludes with
We commit ourselvesI look forward to that vote because it reaffirms a deep commimtment and respect the church has long held towards the value of our Jewish Brothers and Sisters and continues to challenge us all to stand up against a particularly vile form of persecution which so often rears its ugly head.
● to oppose all forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism in the church and in society;
● to seek and intensify dialogue with our Jewish sisters and brothers at all levels.’”
The Conference notes that in 2006 it directed the Methodist Council to consider, firstly, whether additional work needs to be done to make clear its abhorrence of anti-Semitism and/or, secondly, to enable Methodists to respond appropriately in local situations. The Conference directs the Methodist Council, in consultation with the Faith and Order Committee, to review these two questions and to instruct the Connexional Team to undertake additional work if that is necessary
To read the full memorial and history click here and scroll to page 34