The spiritual leader of the Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) in Israel, Father Gabriel Naddaf, is proud to present a Christian guide to understanding the true nature of the BDS movement. The guide, which is 12 pages long and entitled “Test The Spirits: A Christian Guide to the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement”, is available to download as a PDF file from the CEC website: www.cecisrael.org and will be released today, 20:00 Israel time.
The CEC has made headlines internationally for its pioneering work integrating Israel’s Christian community into the wider Israeli society, and supporting and guiding young Christians in the IDF. Internationally, the CEC is challenging Christian anti-Zionism on an ideological level. The CEC’s guide to BDS follows recent discussions concerning BDS in global churches, including the Mennonite Church, the Episcopalian Church and the United Church of Christ.
Father Naddaf wrote in his introduction that “there is much confusion in the global church about Israel, and God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). Rather, God wants us to seek after his heart; to get wisdom and to get understanding (Proverbs 4:5). God does not want his church to be ignorant about such an important topic as Israel, yet there are many in the church today sowing confusion, spreading hatred of the Jewish state.”
Tal E. Ben-Shlomo, Media Director
Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) Israel