Can't we finally draw a line under our past?
No, because the subject of "Israel" is about the past, present and future. Even under the Nazi dictatorship, Mother Basilea dared to say before the Gestapo that Israel, God's covenant people, could expect a great future - as a clear consequence of the validity of the Holy Scriptures.
Deep shock over the guilt of our people against the Jews in the Holocaust brought our young sisterhood to repentance. Therefore, it is at the core of our vocation as a community to contribute to the reconciliation and restoration of our relationship with Israel.