BETHLEHEM, Kairos Palestine, the Palestinian Christian Initiative, expressed “much appreciation” to the position lately made by the Church of Norway on Christian Zionism, today said a press statement.
“The board, staff and friends of Kairos Palestine received with joy and deep gratitude the news of the Church of Norway Bishops Conference statement regarding Christian Zionism, released on the 30th of October 2020. We congratulate the Church of Norway for leading among the global churches on this important issue,” said the statement.
“Through our 2009 Kairos Palestine document, A Moment of Truth, Palestinian Christians pleaded with churches throughout the world not to ‘offer a theological cover-up for the injustice we suffer.’ We therefore applaud the Bishops’ bold statement identifying Christian Zionism as ‘theologically unacceptable and incompatible with human rights’,” it added.
“In the Conference’s commitment ‘to continue to seek dialogue with Jews about how we, as believers, can contribute to just peace in the area,’ the Church of Norway is an example to churches around the world of the importance of serious inter-religious dialogue and the fact that criticism of Zionism is neither anti-Semitic nor to be taken as criticism to Judaism,” said Kairos Palestine.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)