National Day Against Racism and Anti-semitism Observed in France
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National Day Against Racism and Anti-semitism Observed in France

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The annual assembly of the Movement Against Racism and Anti-Semitism and For Peace took place here last night with the endorsement of the heads of the three religious communities of France. A National Day Against Racism and Anti-Semitism drew declarations of approval from Cardinal Feltin, the Rev. Charles Westphal and Chief Rabbi Yaacob Kaplan, leaders of Catholic, Protestant and Jewish communities, respectively.

The assembly featured the presentation of an anti-racist film, “The Old Man and the Child, ” by Claude Berri, Rev. Westphal declared that “there will be no peace in the world as long as all human beings, without distinction of race or religion are not equally respected.”

French novelist Claude Roy declared: “Racism starts at the corner of the street. It starts in the thoughts of every one of us. The struggle against racism means above all the dissemination of the true facts about its agents and about its victims. The world must be well-informed about these matters.”

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