Board of Deputies statement on the participation by Rev Stephen Sizer at antisemitic conference sponsored by the Iranian government

October 21, 2014 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

The Board’s Vice President Jonathan Arkush said:

“I am appalled that Rev Sizer participated in a conference of antisemites in Tehran, sponsored by the Iranian government, which ranks among the most vicious persecutors of Christians and others, and is sworn to the destruction of the State of Israel.

Rev Sizer’s attendance and active role at such a hate-filled event is irreconcilable with his position as a minister in the Church of England.  The Board is currently considering all the information reaching it concerning the conference and is keeping all its options open regarding any future action.  Meanwhile, the Board anticipates that the Church of England will wish to conduct its own investigation into the matter.”

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