Over 2,500 students from around the United States traveled to the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, for the 51st Annual Jubilee Conference hosted by the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO). Twelve students from the University of Memphis attended in conjunction with Hope Church Memphis, which has an active campus ministry program through CCO and involves students from all around Memphis.
Since the eruption of the Israel-Hamas war in the Middle East on Oct. 7, 2023, American Jews have found themselves confronting a resurgence of antisemitism, particularly on college campuses. Reports from the National Education Association indicate a 700 percent increase in incidents compared to the same period last year. In a series of events, universities nationwide have become the focal points of antisemitic acts.