Posts Tagged ‘anti-Semitism’

France responds to swastikas, religious attacks Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Swastikas, religious attacks and anti-Semitic behaviour is on the rise in France. France’s political leaders called for French people to join protest marches after a video surfaced of one of a series of anti-Semitic rallies. In the video, the crowd turned on French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut who happens to be a Jew, calling him a Read more

Let’s pledge to ban anti-Semitism from society says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

All Christians must work to combat anti-Semitism until it is banned from society. We share common religious roots with Jews, Pope Francis says. Francis’s comments about anti-Semitism were made to the World Congress of Mountain Jews earlier this week. These Jews, who come from modern-day Iran, were targeted for extermination by German troops in World Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents increasing before shooting Comments 0

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Anti-Semitic incidents have been increasing for some time in the US – and the recent shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is an example of an ongoing problem. It surfaces often in the research conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks various U.S. hate groups, including neo-Nazis, white nationalists, skinheads and others. “They’re all Read more

Pope denounces attack on Pittsburgh synagogue Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Pope Francis has spoken out against an attack on a gathering at a Pittsburgh synagogue.  Several people died in the attack. Francis also expressed his “closeness” to the Jewish community and the people of that city, and prayed for all the victims and their relatives. “May the Most High receive the dead in his peace, Read more

Jewish group questions WWII Polish cardinal’s beatification Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

A Jewish group is questioning moves to beatify the wartime head of Poland’s Catholic Church. The American Jewish Congress is reacting to the Pope’s signature last Monday on a decree recognising the “heroic virtues” of Cardinal August Hlond (1881-1948). Hlond was the highest ranking church official in Poland from 1926 to 1948. He is credited Read more

Jewish leaders and Catholic bishops unite against prejudice Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Jewish leaders have joined Catholic bishops in Poland to urge Catholics and Jews to rebuild dialogue and fight prejudice. The Polish Bishops’ Conference describes anti-Jewish rhetoric in Poland as being “contradictory to the principles of Christian love of one’s neighbour.” A group of Polish rabbis responded, saying they “deeply appreciate” their condemnation of anti-Semitism. They Read more

Condemnation for Poland’s holocaust law: Catholic Church reacts Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Condemnation from around the world over a new law on criminalising those who implicate Poland in responsibility for Holocaust crimes has drawn a strong response from a Polish archbishop. Archbishop Waclaw Depo of Czestochowa says the new law’s critics are trying to “alter historical truth”. The law imposes fines or up to three years’ jail Read more

Anti-semitism increasing in Sweden Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Anti-semitism is on the rise in Sweden. Church and state leaders have spoken out against the violence. There have been many attacks against the Swedish Jewish community over the past few years, with two during the past week. It is thought the most recent events are connected with United States President Donald Trump’s recognition of Read more

German President, social media and anti-Semitism Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

German head of state President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has spoken out about the way social media is being used to promote anti-Semitism through “hate tirades” in Germany and across Europe. Speaking after a ceremony celebrating the centenary of a synagogue in the southern German town of Augsburg that survived the Nazi regime, Steinmeier said: “The social Read more

Church of England spread anti-Semitism Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Anti-semitism and the Church of England’s role is embarrassing, says the Archbishop of Canterbury. Jewish leaders praised the Archbishop, Justin Welby. He admitted the Church “compounded the spread” of anti-Semitism. Welby’s comments appear in a booklet called ‘Lessons Learned’. This is a collection of essays produced by the Holocaust Educational Trust and Community Security Trust. Read more