Conservatives Hit USSR Anti-semitism; Welcome Vatican Action on Jews

A resolution urging the Soviet Union to halt all discriminatory practices against Jews and Judaism was approved unanimously here this weekend at the closing session of the fifth convention of the World Council of Synagogues. The resolution also called on Soviet authorities to undertake vigorous educational efforts against anti-Semitism and all forms of religious discrimination in Russia.

Another resolution, adopted by the world group of Conservative Judaism, welcomed steps taken by Christian leaders toward elimination of bigotry and toward greater and more effective brotherhood throughout the world. The resolution expressed the hope that the draft declaration on Christian-Jewish relations, to come before the next session of the Ecumenical Council, would condemn the false charge of collective Jewish responsibility for the crucifixion of Christ.

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