Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Archbishop Dolan calls for strengthening Catholic-Jewish relations

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan last week addressed more than 250 Jewish leaders at the annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that fights anti-Semitism. According to Catholic News Service, he told them that Catholics and Jews should “promote religious freedom, defend immigrants, face a common threat from fanatics and advocate for civility in politics and society.”
Both Jews and Catholics are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of immigrants, many of whom came to the United States to escape religious persecution. When they arrived, they carried little more than "the pearl of great price: their religion," he said.

Archbishop Dolan said both groups have been on the receiving end of religious bigotry and could stand together as advocates for the return of civility to politics and religion.
The entire article is available here.

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