Posts Tagged ‘anti-Semitism’

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

Anti-semitism claims inflated Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Anti-semitism claims are being inflated by Israel’s allies. An employee of a state-funded charity in Belgium says the aim is to distract from the allies’ treatment of Palestinians. Brigitte Herremans, who works for Catholic organisations Broederlijk Delen and Pax Christi, made the comments on Flemish Radio 1. Read more Related Posts:Church of England spread anti-SemitismAnti-Semitism Read more

Anti-Semitism is back Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Anti-Semitism is back, something that should compel Christians and Jews to work together because the problem affects them all. This was one of the messages aired during a recent seminar held by the Yad VaShem memorial at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. “Evil cannot be overlooked. You cannot put your head in the Read more

Kiwi Catholic teachers learn about the Holocaust Comments 0

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Three directors of religious studies from New Zealand Catholic schools took an opportunity in January to study the Jewish Holocaust. The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand awarded scholarships to Adele Churchman of Roncalli College in Timaru, Colin Macleod of Kavanagh College in Dunedin and Dan Stollenwerk from St Peter’s College in Auckland. The three visited Read more

Race relations chief slams terrifying attack on Jewish child Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Race Relations Commissioner has condemned a “cowardly” hate crime against a small boy in Auckland. Dame Susan Devoy said she was disgusted to hear of an attack on a four year-old Jewish boy who was walking home from pre-school in Mt Eden. The boy was traumatised after a man approached him, then slapped him Read more

Anti-Semitic attacks grow in Europe as Gaza conflict goes on Comments 0

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Political and religious leaders in Europe have denounced anti-Semitism in their region as protests grow about the conflict in Gaza. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies,” the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy said on July 22. Thousands defied a Read more

Traditionalist Bishop Bernard Fellay to visit New Zealand Comments 1

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The superior general of of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, is coming to New Zealand in October this year, and supporters hope he will bless a former Catholic church building that is to be moved from Rotorua to Auckland. According to an SSPX New Zealand newsletter, Bishop Fellay will also Read more

Christian can’t be anti-Semite, Pope insists Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

“Given our common roots, a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite!” Pope Francis has declared to a delegation from a broad-based coalition of Jewish organisations representing Judaism to other religions. The Pope said Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person. “Humanity needs our joint Read more

Anti-Semitism seen as threat to Catholics too Comments 0

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

A new anti-Semitism is rising in several countries and could lead to dire consequences for democratic societies and members of all religions, according to witnesses who testified at a United States Congressional hearing. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders spoke of the threat anti-Semitism poses to non-Jewish communities and even to democratic government. The hearing was called Read more