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What Bearing Witness Means to Me

by Kathleen Stinehart In July of this past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Israel with 19 other Catholic educators with the Anti-Defamation League’s Bearing Witness Program. Since that time, I have been attempting to write about my experience, and have felt keenly unequal to the task. Not only was the trip enormous in terms of shifting my

How Should We Talk With Young People About Charlottesville?

Adults and children alike are grappling to make sense of current events. Discussions of racism, anti-Semitism and social injustice have become increasingly contentious as images of white supremacists carrying torches and chanting hateful rhetoric in Charlottesville fill our social media feeds and television screens. Children are attuned to these conversations and disturbing images of violence, hate and incivility, and are

ADL and the Summer of 2017: A Learning Opportunity

ALIEU B. SANNEH GRADUATE STUDENT, University of Missouri-St. Louis August 9, 2017 Comparing the differences between race in the United States and ethnicity in the Gambia. Race and racial policies is a hot topic of discussion in the United States. Like many other challenges this country faces, race stands out as one the most polarizing aspects and continues to raise

A note from our allies in the Catholic community

Intro note:  The ADL, with colleagues from the Jewish Community Relations Council and the American Jewish Committee, regularly meet and dialogue with the staff of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the St. Louis Archdiocese.  The message below, for which we are truly grateful, was received March 31, 2017. Dear Friends, It was 525 years ago today that

The Power of Symbols

Today, I woke up to two images on my facebook newsfeed of anti-Semitic graffiti. The first was on the gravestone of a family with the last name of, “Gladstein,” and a prominent Star of David below. Spray- painted over the family’s name and the star were the words, “F***ing Jews.” A few hours later, both of my Rabbis had posted an