ICEJ sponsors Christian leaders’ seminars at Yad Vashem

Teaching about the dangers of anti-Semitism

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8 Feb 2012
ICEJ sponsors Christian leaders’ seminars at Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is the most revered institution in Israel, having been officially tasked by the government with preserving the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust, and with teaching its universal lessons to future generations. To assist in this mission, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem joined in 2006 in creating a Christian Desk at Yad Vashem.

At the recent Wannsee anniversary ceremonies it held in Jerusalem, the ICEJ's German branch handed over a donation of $50,000 to the Christian Desk which will be used to bring two dozen Christian leaders for a week of training seminars in Holocaust education this coming April.

Donation to Yad VashemThe ICEJ has been sponsoring these annual seminars for Christian leaders and would like to expand the initiative to include more pastors and ministry leaders from all parts of the globe.

“These in-depth seminars on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust are a life-changing experience as these Christian leaders meet with Holocaust survivors and hear their stories first-hand”, said Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, Director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem.

“Here, they come face-to-face, many for the first time, with the tragic fact that for centuries the Church was deeply involved in the persecution of the Jews, laying the groundwork for the Nazi genocide.”

We want to teach more Christians about the dangers of hatred and anti-Semitism, so that history will not repeat itself. Please partner with the ICEJ by sponsoring pastors from your region and all over the world to come learn at Yad Vashem’s unique historic research center.

Donate today to help support the work of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem.