Statements on Outbursts of Bigotry in 2017

Mount Carmel Cemetery vandalismCollected below are statements from religious leaders and groups in response to outbursts of bigotry against Jewish and Muslim facilities and communities in the United States since the beginning of 2017.

(Left: Philadelphia's Mount Carmel cemetery, Feb. 26, 2017)

Title Date Author
Statement on Recent Acts of Violence and Bigotry March, 2017 Written by Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations
Letter to the Jewish Community March, 2017 Written by Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church
Statement on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia March, 2017 Written by Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University
Editorial: "Catholics need to take a stand against anti-semitism" March, 2017 Written by the Editors of America Magazine
Statement on recent anti-Semitic activities. February, 2017 Written by Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of Wilmington (DE)
Statement on Recent Antisemitic and Anti-Islamic Incidents February, 2017 Written by Rev. Mark R. Francis, CSV, President, Catholic Theological Union
Statement in solidarity to the Jewish Community in light of the recent anti-Semitic actions against Jewish Community Centers in the United States February, 2017 Written by Most Rev. Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan regarding Acts of Hatred towards Our Jewish Sisters and Brothers February, 2017 Written by Most Rev. Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop of Camden
Statement regarding Vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery February, 2017 Written by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Statement on Mount Carmel Cemetery Vandalism in Philadelphia February, 2017 Written by Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University
ADL Issues Security Advisory to Jewish Institutions Nationwide in Wake of 5th Wave of Bomb Threats in Recent Weeks February, 2017 Written by Anti-Defamation League
U.S. Bishops’ Chairman on Interreligious Affairs Responds to Recent Rise in Anti-Semitic Actions Across U.S. February, 2017 Written by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski
Statement on recent anti-Semitic incidents February, 2017 Written by National Council of Churches
Statement from the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America February, 2017 Written by Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
A Statement of Solidarity February, 2017 Written by Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
AJC Condemns Attack on St. Louis Jewish Cemetery February, 2017 Written by American Jewish Committee
An open letter to our Jewish colleagues and friends January, 2017 Written by United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the USA and Canada