Christians are to blame for the Holocaust, says Church of England

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Christians are to blame for the Holocaust, says Church of England

Landmark report urges Christians to be repentant for the ‘sins of the past’ against Jews

Gabriella Swerling

Centuries of Christian anti-Semitism led to the Holocaust, a landmark Church of England report has concluded. In a foreword to the report, published on Thursday, the Archbishop of Canterbury said Christians cannot challenge and reflect on the past honestly “until we have felt the cruelty of our history”.

The document, which has been three years in the making, was prepared by the church’s Faith and Order Commission and entitled God’s Unfailing World: Theological and practical perspectives on Christian-Jewish relations.

It urges Christians to not only be repentant for the “sins of the past” against Jews, but also to challenge active attitudes and stereotypes...

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