Posts Tagged ‘Jews’

Jewish organisations donate $1M to Mosque attack victims Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Jewish community leaders joined Muslim officials in Christchurch on Wednesday, to hand over 1.1 million dollars raised for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The Jewish community has asked that some of the donated money is used for interfaith activities to foster a greater connection between the Jewish and Muslim communities. “Our faith has Read more

‘Somebody out there wants to hurt us’: Arson in Boston, Chicago rattles local Jews Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

A rash of fires that police say were intentionally set at Jewish community centers in Chicago and around Boston last week has left Jewish groups feeling vulnerable. At the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Arlington, Mass., where Rabbi Avi Bukiet and his family live about 20 minutes outside of Boston, firefighters were called to Read more

Jewish charity and pope extend multi-cultural, multi-religious youth event Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

An international Jewish education charity has signed a deal with Pope Francis to extend a programme that brings children from different societies, cultures and religions together. World ORT announced that it had shook hands on an extension to the pontiff’s Scholas World Youth Encounter, which will allow a huge “youth encounter” to take place in Read more

MPs condemn support for Hezbollah Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Two opposition MPs have visited an Auckland mosque to protest against the mosque’s public support of Hezbollah. Members of the Islamic Ahlulbayt Foundation’s Pakuranga mosque demonstrated in Aotea Square in support of the Lebanon group. Chris Finlayson and Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown told mosque members of their concern at the support. Mr Finlayson says Hezbollah Read more

Antisemitism is everyone’s business Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Antisemitism isn’t the business of Jews, it’s everyone’s business. So says a manifesto denouncing “a new antisemitism marked by Islamist radicalisation.” The manifesto has been signed by over 300 French dignitaries and stars. The manifesto was drafted by Philippe Val, a former editor at Charlie Hebdo, after a number of Jewish murders. It says the Read more

Jews, Muslims invited to join Christians in German Karneval Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This year, Jews and Muslims have been invited to join in the German Karneval celebrations in Germany. Traditionally, in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, Catholic cities in Germany hold huge street celebrations. Parades and parties provide revellers with a last binge of drinking, dancing and singing before the 40 days of fasting in Read more

Jerusalem for all Abrahamic religions, not just one Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Jerusalem was formally recognised by the United States (US) as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. At the same time, President Trump announced plans to eventually relocate the US Embassy to the holy city. Pope Francis responded to the change in US policy, saying he wants the “status quo” to remain. He says he is Read more

Vatican and European Jewish leaders discuss mutual interests Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The President of the Conference of European Rabbis says the Jewish rabbinic leadership has several common causes with the Catholic Church and improved relations will help improve collaboration on those issues. Read more Related Posts:Catholic and Jewish exhibition at Vatican shows…Canada’s faith leaders seek help for faminesA million Syrian children’s call for peace…Anti-Semitism on rise Read more

Refugee camps like concentration camps says Pope Comments 3

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Despite sharp criticism for comparing refugee camps to concentration camps, Pope Francis is standing by his point of view. He has made the statement twice during the past fortnight: once on Saturday on during his in-flight press conference when he left Egypt. He was first reported saying on 22 April when he was meeting with Read more

Anti-Semitism on rise in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Anti-Semitism is increasing in New Zealand and those responsible need to better understand the implications of their actions, a Jewish leader says. New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman said hate speech towards Jews was particularly prevalent on social media. “A lot of anti-Semitism comes out of ignorance and thinking this is a fashionable thing to do,” Read more