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Conference of Christians and Jews Asks Peace Parley to Safeguard Human Rights

The first International Conference of Christians and Jews decided today to urge the Paris Peace Conference to include in all treaties safeguards of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Conference, which held its final session tonight, also decided to create an International Council to Promote Jewish-Christian Relations and to set up machinery to combat anti-Semitism in Europe. The Council will encourage research into racial and religious problems and disseminate the results of its investigations.

The Conference adopted a resolution recognizing the fact that anti-Semitism was the worst of the existing group tensions “because throughout history attacks on Jews have been attacks upon the Judeo-Christian foundations of society and have been used by dictators as a spearhead of the attacks against democracy.”

Another resolution drew attention to the tragedy of the displaced persons of diverse races and creeds, and urged that new homes be found for them where they can rebuild their lives in freedom, dignity and security.