Standing with the Jersey City Community and Countering Anti-Semitism

December 12, 2019

The Parliament of the World’s Religions unequivocally condemns the anti-Semitic attack carried out in Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday. December 10. The monstrous attack on a Kosher Deli in Jersey City resulted in the deaths of 4 victims, including one police officer.
The Parliament stands with the global Jewish community, the Jersey City community, and the victims affected by this terror attack.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions remains committed to a culture of non-violence and respect for life, as agreed upon on our signature document Towards A Global Ethic.
“All people have a right to life, safety, and the free development of  personality insofar as they do not injure the rights of others. No one has the right physically or psychically to torture, injure, much less kill, any other human being. And no people, no state, no race, no religion has the right to hate, to discriminate against, to ‘cleanse,’ to exile, much less to liquidate a ‘foreign’ minority which is different in behaviour or holds different beliefs.”
– Towards A Global Ethic: A Declaration of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
We stand firmly with the Jersey City community, and communities affected by these tragedies around the world.
We invite the global interfaith movement and individuals of faith and conscience to remain committed in the fight against anti-Semitism.
Explore resources available on the fight against anti-Semitism at the Anti-Defamation League and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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