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American Jewish Committee Hails Churches’ Condemnation of Anti-semitism

The American Jewish Committee today hailed The World Council of Churches’ “forthright condemnation of anti-Semitism as a sin against God and man.” The Committee also praised that part of the resolution which it said reflected the Council’s “recognition of the need to eradicate the historic accretions of prejudice in religious teachings.”

In a cablegram to the Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches now meeting in New Delhi, India, the Committee stressed that the Council’s unanimous adoption of the resolution condemning anti-Semitism “represents a significant advance in the deepening understanding and mutual regard between our great faiths.” The World Council of Churches represents 178 Protestant and Orthodox member national churches embracing 300 million adherents.