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Jews and Presbyterians Working Best at the Grassroots

For some years now, the Jewish community has actively sought dialogue with members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) about Israel. While the national Church has traditionally been supportive of Israel, in recent decades, official policy has been marked more by increasingly strident and extreme criticism. Since 2004, Jews and Presbyterians have been meeting at local levels to learn from each

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

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