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Anti-Semitism worries rising for many US Jews, survey finds

The Congregation Beth Israel synagogue is shown, Jan 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas

United StatesAP More than four in ten Jews in the United States feel their status in America is less secure than it was a year earlier, according to a new survey by the American Jewish Committee. The survey, conducted in the fall of 2022, was released Monday by the AJC, a prominent Jewish advocacy organisation. […]

As a rabbi, he worked on Jewish-Catholic relations. Now the Pope is knighting him

US Pope John Paul II and A James Rudin

United StatesRNS Rabbi A James Rudin, the longtime interreligious affairs director for the American Jewish Committee, will be conferred the prestigious Papal Knight of St Gregory for his work on Catholic-Jewish relations, one of the few non-Catholics to receive the honour. Only eight other Jews have been knighted by the order, established in 1831, that […]

Orthodox Church’s top Patriarch to visit US, meet with Biden

Italy Rome Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I

RNS The spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million Eastern Orthodox Christians brings an agenda spanning religious, political and environmental issues to a 12-day US visit beginning Saturday that includes a meeting with President Joe Biden and various ceremonial and interfaith gatherings.  Making the latest of several trips to the country during his 30 years […]

Jewish group condemns United Church of Christ resolution on Israel, Palestinians

Jerusalem Palestinians wave flags near Dome of the Rock

RNS A Jewish advocacy group has condemned a resolution adopted at a meeting of the United Church of Christ on Sunday that calls the continued oppression of the Palestinian people a “sin”. The American Jewish Committee denounced the UCC resolution, a “Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel”, saying the measure “demonizes Israel, fails to offer […]

Anti-Semitism tops American Jewish concerns in latest survey

Anti semitism cemetery attack

RNS A first-of-its-kind survey from the American Jewish Committee finds that 88 per cent of American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem in the US today and nearly a third report they avoid publicly wearing, carrying or displaying objects or symbols that might help people identify them as Jewish. The Jewish advocacy organisation released the survey last […]

Interfaith leaders join Jews in call for new envoy to fight anti-Semitism

RNS An interfaith group of more than 1,100 leaders is urging US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appoint a new US envoy to fight anti-Semitism after the post has been vacant for more than a year. “Mr Secretary, anti-Semitism starts with Jews, but doesn’t end there: when any minority is threatened, everyone is less […]