GENEVA (Mar. 2)
The Conference of European Churches has expressed “deep concern” about the resurgence of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in Europe in a letter to its constituents.
The letter, released after a joint meeting of its presidium and advisory committee here last week, warned of “the rise of xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, discrimination and urban violence directed against refugees.
“People are exposed to violent attacks by ‘Skinheads’ and neo-Nazi groups,” the letter said.
“This rise of open or veiled racist attitudes and sentiments clearly threatens to divide people within the countries of Europe, and furthermore, between European nations,” the letter said.
“Nationalism, chauvinism, racism and totalitarian barbarism must not be allowed to rise again,” the church group wrote.