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Christian Groups Battle Anti~Semitism at the UN

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Ambassadors, diplomats, clergymen seek to introduce definition of anti~Semitism to UN and respective parliaments.


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Gillian M (11)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 1:24 pm
Ambassadors, diplomats, clergymen seek to introduce definition of anti-Semitism to UN and respective parliaments.

Two major Christian organizations took the fight against anti-Semitism to the UN on Tuesday, in a special forum aiming to shine a light on human rights violations faced by Jewish communities around the world. The forum was held on the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church's Nostra Aetate decision that relinquished all claims of deicide and called on the Church to combat anti-Semitism.

A special emphasis was placed on anti-Semitism within the Christian World in the symposium, led by the Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) organization and the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC). The latter represents over 40 million Christians worldwide.

"The Catholic Church denounced anti-Semitism and deicide five decades ago, yet millions of Christians still believe the heresy of Replacement Theology, believing that the Jewish people are no longer the inheritors of the Covenant and that the Land does not belong to all Israel," said Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of PJTN and a Special Envoy for WCICC.

"This is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms possible," she added, stating that PJTN will continue to "act as a firewall around our Jewish brethren."

"'Never again' isn't just an empty statement- it is something that needs to be worked on daily," Cardoza-Morre asserted, telling The Jerusalem Post that further than condemning anti-Semitism, the Catholic Church explicitly said you cannot be a good Christian and an anti-Semite.

The forum sought to provide practical advice and data to promote an environment that prevents negative seeds from flourishing, through the vehicles of education, faith and action. Some 13 countries were represented on panels during the one-and-a-half hour long meeting, including Germany, Finland, Italy, Spain, Pana, Cyprus, Israel, Canada and the Vatican.

The PJTN presented a recommendation that all these countries should introduce a definition of anti-Semitism, as the US State Department has, to their respective parliaments. "In order to present the issue to the UN, you have to have a foundation to work on," explained Cardoza-Morre, suggesting that alternatively, the countries could adopt the US definition. "We can bring missions together on this and get them and the UN to adopt the definition, and start from there."

Cardoza-Morre has scheduled meetings with various ambassadors next month to to get the ball rolling on this project.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 2:30 pm
There's too much divisiveness in this world.

Maggie D (69)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 5:29 pm
At the UN? In just one General Assembly, the 65th, the UN passed 16 resolutions targeting Israel. Burma, Iran and North Korea, each of which is notorious for its human rights violations, had one each . Article 1 of the Cairo Declaration begins with a rejection of the American Declaration of Independence. The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights states human beings "are united by their subordination to Allah." From the very beginning the Cairo Declaration denies human equality and instead asserts the superiority of Muslims over non-Muslims. Article 2 states that, "There shall be no crime or punishment except as provided for in the Shari'ah." Article 22 rules out protection for speech that violates Sharia or "the dignity of Prophets." Which makes freedom of religion impossible. I wish them good luck.


Stan B (123)
Sunday August 16, 2015, 10:59 pm
Well said, Maggie.

heather g (46)
Monday August 17, 2015, 1:04 am
I believe in equality and certainly, human rights.

However, in Israel's case they believe they have the right to kill, main, and destroy the properties, schools, hospitals, libraries, stores and homes of the Palestinians. They are openly aggressive and Netanyahu manages to annoy most governments around the world. Their behaviour is far worse than disrespecting human rights, they are cruel criminals. Not all Israilisi live that way - some show self-respect and respect for others....

Stan B (123)
Monday August 17, 2015, 1:37 am
heather g. Do some research before making such stupid comments.

Gillian M (11)
Monday August 17, 2015, 5:27 am
Heather, Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East that supports human rights. But there are none so blind as those that will not see and allow their racism to colour their life.

Gillian M (11)
Monday August 17, 2015, 5:37 am
Heather and her racist comments are an example of the rampant anti-Semitism that pervades care2 which are rarely removed and are encouraged because of this.

It is a well known and documented fact that Israel does not attack such places in Gaza and this has been reported by Reuters, a known and racist journalist organisation. However, the spread of lies and hatred/rabid anti-Semitism seems to be the goal of many people on discussions without check despite many reports to the IT Team.

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