Friday, June 01, 2018

Quote of the day 1st June 2018

“Within European culture, the root of all racism, I think, is found in antisemitism. 

“It goes back more than 1,000 years in Europe. Within our Christian tradition, there has been century upon century of these terrible, terrible hatreds in which one people … [are] hated more specifically, more violently, more determinedly, more systematically than any other people.”

He called on people to “dedicate ourselves afresh … to building and maintaining bridges and friendships, understanding, tolerance, unity and peace.” 

(The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev. Justin Welby, speaking at Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust about the need to oppose Anti-Semitism)

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