Interreligious & Intergroup

"I thank the Almighty God for you and your support towards the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York City [destroyed in the World Trade Center attack]....It is a strong demonstration of your calling as an organization that fosters the bonds of civil society through actions of mutual respect and understanding. In the darkness of the destruction of sacred space and hallowed ground by the horrific events of September 11, 2001, your actions sing of the mercies of the Lord... (Psalm 89)."

—Archbishop Demetrios, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 

"I met with a group of Catholic leaders and said, 'Would you take a look at AJC, because I think we need such an enterprise in the Catholic community.'"

—Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop

 

"During the 1960 election, when my father's Catholicism was a great issue in the campaign, the AJC was one of the first to come forward and support the right of his candidacy, and it made a great deal of difference in changing sentiments."

—John F. Kennedy, Jr

 

"On the national scene, the American Jewish Committee holds a very special place among the most respected—and effective—champions of religious liberty."

—Joseph Lieberman, U.S. Senator from Connecticut

 

"No organization I know in this city, in this country, in this world, has done more to improve Christian—Jewish relations than the American Jewish Committee."

—John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York (1984-2000)

 

"I am deeply impressed by AJC's wonderful work building bridges of understanding between diverse religious and ethnic groups."

—Steven Spielberg, Renowned Film-maker

 

"Throughout the United States, Catholics know that the door to dialogue in the Jewish house is located in the American Jewish Committee. So, it is not surprising that this is the organization that Catholic dioceses throughout the country approach to establish relationships."

—Mary Jo Tully, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland