The EEA, a body which unifies Evangelical Christian communities throughout Europe from its offices in Brussels and Bonn, made its commitment to fighting antisemitism in a ceremony held at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem on 27th April.
In a statement read during the ceremony, EEA Board Member and Secretary General Reverend Connie Duarte and EEA President Reverend Dr. Frank Hinkelmann said: “This is a moment of utmost importance to the European Evangelical Alliance. After having visited Yad Vashem today, we had the privilege to hold a commemoration ceremony in the hall of remembrance together with our friends of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, with whom members of the global Evangelical Community have been engaged in a dialogue for several years.”
During the ceremony, the EEA representatives laid a wreath bearing the words “In awe and profound shame, yet with the promise for future solidarity”.
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds the decision, which demonstrates the European Evangelical Alliance’s solidarity with the Jewish community at this worrying time for Jews in Europe.
Britain was the first country in the world to adopt the International Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism and Lord Pickles worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street. The European Evangelical Alliance joins a growing list of national governments, public bodies and civic organisations to use the Definition.