The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for members of the Jewish and evangelical Christian communities to articulate their beliefs with an expectation that they will receive a respectful hearing, but without the expectation that agreement concerning these beliefs will be achieved.
The Symposium is designed to provide a forum for discussion to better understand each other and the various positions held in the Jewish and Evangelical communities.
Those who will participate in the Borough Park Symposium affirm the following:
- We are Jews who believe in Yeshua and in God’s covenant with Israel, and as members of the Jewish community, are committed to the welfare of our people.
- We feel compelled by the spirit of God to advance the good news of Yeshua among our people.
- We desire to preserve the unity and secure the future of the Messianic Jewish movement and our common mission through respectful dialogue, without acrimony even in the face of critical disagreements.
- We believe in the authority of Scripture and the deity of Yeshua, and that eternal life is the gift of God in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.