Pope Francis from a Jewish Perspective

It is truly remarkable to think about the revolutionary transformation that has taken place in the Catholic Church over the last 50 years in terms of the leadership’s attitudes toward and teachings about the Jewish people. Launched during the Vatican Council in 1965, “Nostra Aetate” (“In Our Time”) was a groundbreaking document that made clear for the first time in church history that all Jews, then or now, should not be held responsible for the death of Jesus. …
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Nancy K. Baron-Baer: Campaign called ‘50 States Against Hate’ puts focus on lax hate-crimes laws

Regional Director Nancy Baron-Baer discusses the importance of hate crimes laws, and the launch of ADL’s 50 States Against Hate campaign to strengthen penalties for hate crimes in every state….
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As ADL Philadelphia Welcomes Pope Francis, a Board Member Reflects on Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Region

by Steve Mendelsohn, ADL Philadelphia Board Vice Chair I was born in 1957 and grew up in a suburb of Reading, PA, at the tail end of the Cold War.  Everything back then was (and probably still is today) about alliances.  I remember losing an argument with my neighbor about World War II.  I couldn’t…
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ADL Hosts Saudi Ministers for a Discussion on Civil Rights and Combating Hate

As part of an ongoing partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Anti-Defamation League hosted a contingent of leaders from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of Saudi Arabia. ADL provided an overview of our international affairs and civil rights work, with a special focus on education programs including No Place For Hate®.  Other topics discussed…
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Artworks ADL: Justice Advocacy and Art

ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art is the premier art exhibition, sale, fundraiser and cocktail party highlighting the mission of the Anti-Defamation League – “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all”. Hosted by ADL Philadelphia’s Next Generation Leadership, ArtWorks ADL brings together artists, community members and young professionals to celebrate ADL’s efforts in fighting hate in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware….
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ADL’s 9th Annual Youth Leadership Conference: Exploring Diversity, Challenging Hate

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