Title: Comfort, Comfort My People
Description: One hundred and fifty members and leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered in Jerusalem for an historical conference from February 6 to 12, 2008. The conference was organized by the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church based in St Albans (England) and the Global Mission, Worldwide Jewish Adventist Friendship Center, based in Jerusalem, Israel. The aims and purposes of this conference was: 1. To understand the background to prejudices that Christians have of Jews and Judaism - and the prejudices that Jews have of Christians. 2. To learn to cultivate reconciliation and trust between Adventists and Jews. 3. To acknowledge that anti-Semitism is inappropriate for Adventists leaders and members. 4. To develop sensitivity towards the heart needs of Jews - as well as a passionate commitment to and skills for work among Jews. 5. To experience the joy of being a Jew who believes in Jesus. 6. To learn of contextualized approaches and how to walk together with Jewish friends in spiritual development. 7. To develop a network of contacts with those involved and interested in Jewish ministry - who can develop resources and support each other.
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