Not all that surprising, the CoE has been increasingly infested with leftists for years now.
LONDON – Jewish and Christian community leaders have expressed widespread concern that the Church of England, the country’s officially established Christian church, is next week set to discuss formally deepening links with a politicized anti-Israel group.
On Tuesday, the General Synod in York, the Church’s national assembly and highest legislative body, will vote on a motion that seeks to formally adopt the Church’s links with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
The motion encourages parishioners to take part in the program – which brings internationals to the West Bank to experience “life under occupation,” according to its website – and urges churches to make use of the experiences of returning participants.
However EAPPI – founded by the World Council of Churches and supported in the UK by Christian Aid and the Quakers – are considered to be a controversial group and stand accused of being anti-Israel advocates whose work “runs the risk of leading to anti-Jewish sentiment.” “EAPPI is a one-sided advocacy group promoting the Durban strategy of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, supporting the Palestinian claim of a ‘right of return,’ which is code for ending Israeli sovereignty, and systematically ignoring continuous Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians – each one a war crime,” Yitzhak Santis, chief programs officer at the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, told The Jerusalem Post.
The decision to discuss the motion has led to an outcry in the Jewish community, with British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the Board of Deputies of British Jews leading protests.
Alarmed that it could raise the group’s profile and legitimacy, the Board of Deputies has sent a letter to all synod participants outlining their concerns.