At National Religious Broadcasters Convention, CAM Rallies Christian Support for Israel and Global Fight Against Antisemitism
March 15, 2022
Last week’s National Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB 2022) brought together more than 3,400 Christian communicators at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The gathering saw a host of speakers focused on topics including religious freedom, cross-cultural partnerships, outreach to younger generations and new audiences, engagement via social media and streaming, and regulatory issues.
On the convention’s first day, the NRB’s board of directors adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
“Fighting antisemitism is a key issue for believers, and it’s very important that our understanding of the issue reflects cultural realities,” NRB CEO Troy A. Miller said. “An accurate and contemporary definition of antisemitism helps us to recognize and combat this form of hatred wherever it emerges.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee spoke at the conference’s closing dinner.
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) was proud to co-sponsor the “Breakfast Honoring Israel,” which drew a sold-out crowd of more than 300 people. The theme of the breakfast was fighting antisemitism.
In his remarks at the event, EJ Kimball — CAM’s Director of Christian Engagement — declared, “When evil people speak, we need to pay attention. When leaders in Iran threaten to destroy the Jewish state, we need to believe what they say. When antisemites hide behind anti-Zionism, the belief that the Jewish people do not have a right to a state in their historic homeland, we need to combat it.”
The breakfast was co-sponsored by the NRBTV and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).
Attendees were urged to sign a joint statement expressing a shared commitment to combating antisemitism and calling on elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
The statement also encouraged Christian communicators to educate their audiences about contemporary forms of Jew-hatred and the need to adopt the IHRA antisemitism definition.
Reverend Johnnie Moore — President of the Congress of Christian Leaders — gave keynote remarks at the breakfast highlighting the need for Christians to know and understand historical examples of Christian antisemitism so they can stand up and fight it today.
“All of us, need to ask ourselves what more can we do to eradicate history’s oldest hate, once and for all,” he said. “Let’s make sure the antisemites know they have a real fight on their hands.”
CAM has been represented the past three years at the NRB and is building a broad base of evangelical Christian support for global efforts to combat antisemitism.