‘positive Christian Approach’ to Jewish Problem Advanced in Britain

A leading Catholic writer on world affairs urged today a positive Christian approach which would attack the causes of anti-Semitism by stressing “a sense of common humanity.”

Writing in the Sunday Observer, Mrs. Barbara Ward Jackson asserted that the resumption of the Ecumenical Council in Rome next month could offer Catholic Christianity the “opportunity to restate with utmost emphasis and solemnity its rejection of anti-Semitism and its condemnation of every myth” which makes “the Jews a species of cosmic villains in the divine drama.” She said that such a solemn declaration would be only a starting point because “the first need is for Christians and Jews to be ready, in a new and concrete way, to conduct the search together to hunt down the old fatal myths where they have really sunk their roots.”

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