Anti-Semitism

Greater Washington Urban League and AJC Stand United Against Hate
The Greater Washington Urban League and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Washington Region call on civic, political and religious leaders to unequivocally reject the anti-Semitism and racism of the white nationalists who will gather for the “Unite the Right” rally in Lafayette Park on Sunday.
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Radicalism & Extremism

Threats to Indonesia’s Democracy
Religion is playing an increasingly pervasive role, threatening Indonesia’s national ideology, a tradition of pluralism, inclusiveness, moderation, and tolerance that is known as Pancasila. This trend is displayed most dramatically when terrorists strike at churches, but has been manifest in the political realm for some time, and very clearly in the important 2017 Jakarta local election.
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Interreligious Relations

AJC Commends Episcopal Church Rejection of Israel Divestment, Expresses Concern on Other Issues
AJC commends the Episcopal Church for once again rejecting divestment directed against Israel, but expresses concern regarding open hostility toward Israel in other resolutions. The Episcopal Church is concluding its 79th triennial General Convention, held in Austin, Texas, at which these anti-Israel proposals were addressed.
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Human Rights

Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute, Receives JTS Honorary Doctorate
Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI), received an honorary degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) today in recognition of her steadfast advocacy on behalf of international human rights causes.
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