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Methodists Repudiate Anti-semitism, Call for New Dialogue with Jews

May 1, 1972
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The United Methodist Church ended its quadrennial general conference here Friday with a call for repudiation of anti-Semitism and “a new dimension in dialogue with Jews.” The resolution on Christian-Jewish relations was described by one theologian, the Rev. Dr. Albert C. Outler of Dallas, as the first time the 10.5 million-member church had made explicit its disavowal of anti-Semitism.

The resolution observed that “The persecution by Christians of Jews throughout centuries calls for clear repentance.” The resolution also stressed that in dialogues with Jews “an aim of conversion or proselytizing cannot be condoned.”

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