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Jewish and Christian Leaders from 10 Lands Meet Today on Ne0-nazism

August 8, 1966
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Viewing neo-Nazism as “a deadly challenge to Christian and Jew alike,” a group of 70 Jewish, Protestant and Catholic leaders from 10 countries will gather at Newnham College of Cambridge University tomorrow for a world consultation on steps to combat neo-Nazism. Sir Seymour E. Karminski, a Jew who is a judge of the British High Court of Justice, will be chairman of the consultation.

“The rise of neo-Nazism,” said a preliminary statement today, “is an international phenomenon which threatens parliamentary institutions and race relations. The legacy of Hitler can be seen in practically every country. Neo-Nazism does not indulge in open anti-Semitism but in the subversion of human decency.”

On the agenda of the parley will be reviews of the attitudes towards relationships with Jews by the Catholic and Protestant faiths as expressed in recent ecumenical statements adopted, respectively, at the Vatican Council and by the World Council of Churches.

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