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AJC Welcomes UN Expert Dr. Ahmed Shaheed's Action Plan on Combating Antisemitism

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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:35am

NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

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  • NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
  • "The special rapporteur's action plan is an essential roadmap for governments, companies, and other UN experts to follow to ensure that their efforts to combat antisemitism are comprehensive and effective."
  • Dr. Shaheed's Action Plan, following on his 2019 report, sets out eight areas in which renewed attention and action to combat antisemitism is essential.
  • He calls on every government, including in countries where no Jewish communities reside, to adopt a national action plan to combat antisemitism.

The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute enrolls 24th cohort of students studying to become Jewish clergy

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 11:00am

NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute began it's 23rd cohort of students studying to become Rabbis in early January 2022. JSLI's program has always been online even before COVID. A new class is enrolling now for the fall and will join them.

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  • The Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute began it's 23rd cohort of students in early January 2022.
  • NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute began it's 23rd cohort of students studying to become Rabbis in early January 2022.
  • Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy.
  • Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute, the online professional rabbinical program and of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, http://www.ujuc.org .

The Crisis in Ukraine: Claremont McKenna College and Top Ukrainian Universities Host Symposia, Wednesday and Thursday

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:32am

CLAREMONT, Calif., May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • (Day 1, May 25)
    Religious Communities in Peacebuilding, Social Service Work, and in Aiding Internally Displaced Persons: The role of Ukrainian Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslims, and NGO and other leaders in peacebuilding, social service work, and aiding internally displaced persons.
  • (Day 2, May 26)
    WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26, 9:30 to 11:30 AM PDT, both days.
  • Claremont McKenna College Dean Shana Levin, Kopiika Valeriy of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and Viktor Glebov of I.I.
  • Mechnikov National University of Odesa will offer opening remarks at both symposia on May 25 and 26.

Philos Project Unveils Abraham's Missing Child Initiative

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Philos Project officially announced its Abraham's Missing Child Initiative, a groundbreaking project that aims to leverage recent developments in the Near East to strengthen and protect indigenous Christians by promoting religious pluralism.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Philos Project officially announced its Abraham's Missing Child Initiative, a groundbreaking project that aims to leverage recent developments in the Near East to strengthen and protect indigenous Christians by promoting religious pluralism.
  • With the Abraham's Missing Child Initiative, we aspire to capitalize on this moment to develop practical recommendations to protect and strengthen indigenous Christian communities."
  • Nicholson announced the initiative at an event in Washington, D.C., along with several Philos scholars, including Amb Alberto Fernandez , Khalil Sayegh , and Hadeel Oueis.
  • The Abraham's Missing Child Initiative will feature three summits for Near Eastern Christian leaders to meet and dialogue with regional counterparts.

RBmedia Audiobooks Dominate 2022 Pulitzers

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

LANDOVER, Md., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced that its audiobooks represent six of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists—more than the five major trade audio publishing houses combined. "Covered with Night" by Nicole Eustace won the 2022 Pulitzer for history; "Until Justice Be Done" by Kate Masur was a finalist in the history category; "Monkey Boy" by Francisco Goldman was a finalist in the fiction category; "The Doctors Blackwell" by Janice P. Nimura and "Pessoa" by Richard Zenith were finalists in the biography category; and "The Family Roe" by Joshua Prager was a finalist in the nonfiction category.

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  • LANDOVER, Md., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced that its audiobooks represent six of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners and finalistsmore than the five major trade audio publishing houses combined.
  • RBmedia is proud to be the audiobook publisher for six works that won or were finalists for the esteemed Pulitzer award.
  • RBmedia's published Pulitzer Prizewinning and nominated audiobooks are available for download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever digital audiobooks are sold.
  • With nearly 60,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate key literary awards and bestseller lists.

ADL Says Buffalo Shooter Latest in A Long Line of White Supremacist Terrorists Who Embraced Racist, Antisemitic "Great Replacement Theory"

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 2:54am

In his manifesto, the killer wrote he was advocating for a "real war" of Gentiles versus Jews.

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  • In his manifesto, the killer wrote he was advocating for a "real war" of Gentiles versus Jews.
  • Make no mistake: This is the same hateful antisemitic bile that inspired the shooters in Pittsburgh, Poway, El Paso and Charleston.
  • "This was yet another predicable attack by an avowed white supremacist who imbibed hateful conspiracy theories online and then turned to violent action, this time targeting mostly Black victims.
  • More must be done now to push back against the racist and antisemitic violence propounded by the far right.

AJC Delegation Visits Japan to Bolster Strong Ties with American Jewish Community

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:20pm

TOKYO, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- An American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegationhas returned fromJapan,where they met with top government leaders and diplomats to reinforce strong ties among Japan and the U.S., Israel, and the American Jewish community.

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  • TOKYO, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- An American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegationhas returned fromJapan,where they met with top government leaders and diplomats to reinforce strong ties among Japan and the U.S., Israel, and the American Jewish community.
  • AJC's Asia Pacific Institute (API) has been traveling to Japan since 1989 to advocate for Israel and the global Jewish community, as well as strengthen the transpacific alliance.
  • At last year's AJC Global Forum, then-Prime Minister Suga Yoshihidesaid, "AJC has been strengthening its relationship with Japan for more than a quarter of a century.
  • He added, "Ties between Japan and the U.S. Jewish community havebeen an integral part of the strong alliancebetween the U.S. and Japan."

World faith leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for first time in ground-breaking conference to build bridges with Muslim leaders

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 5:38pm

Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.

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  • Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.
  • Attendees and speakers at the event included:
    Areas of agreement between conference participants included:
    The need to respect religious diversity and the unique characteristics of every religion/sect.
  • The need for continued dialogue between religious leaders, institutions and communities to help pre-empt and defuse civilizational clashes.
  • The need for religious leaders to engage in inter and muti faith work to counter extremist ideologies.

World faith leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for first time in ground-breaking conference to build bridges with Muslim leaders

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:48pm

Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.

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  • Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.
  • Attendees and speakers at the included:
    Areas of agreement between conference participants:
    The need to respect religious diversity and the unique characteristics of every religion/sect.
  • The need for continued dialogue between religious leaders, institutions and communities to help pre-empt and defuse civilizational clashes.
  • The need for religious leaders to engage in inter and muti faith work to counter extremist ideologies.

American Jewish Committee Leader Attends Historic Multifaith Gathering in Saudi Arabia

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:19pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --A historic gathering of faith leaders from across religious traditions took place this week in Saudi Arabia, and included 12 rabbis, among them Rabbi David Rosen , American Jewish Committee's Director of International Interreligious Relations.

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  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --A historic gathering of faith leaders from across religious traditions took place this week in Saudi Arabia, and included 12 rabbis, among them Rabbi David Rosen , American Jewish Committee's Director of International Interreligious Relations.
  • "It is encouraging and exciting to see the Muslim World League and Saudi Arabia exercise leadership to promote cooperation among the faith communities of the world.
  • The work of forging a multifaith alliance against extremism and hatred of all kinds, including antisemitism, must include traditional religious voices along with more liberal expressions.
  • The mission, held just days before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, also honored the endurance of Jewish life.