November 3, 2023

Today the Jews. Tomorrow You.

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by Andrew Doran, Senior Research Fellow

In a world teeming with violent anti-Semitism, Catholics ought to draw inspiration from the Jewish people and stand together.

Why should Catholics, and Catholic institutions, stand against anti-Semitism? Rooting out the cancer of Jew hatred is, for us an American imperative and at the same time a Christian obligation. The Philos Project, which promotes positive Christian engagement in the Near East, recently organized a conference with partners at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio to probe the subject, and to galvanize lay Catholic writers, intellectuals, clergy, and students who see things the way that we do.

There have been many such Christian-Jewish collaborations in the past, of course, but what set this conference apart is that none of the main participants identify as religious liberals, that is, as inhabiting the sort of religious disposition that looks to cultivate interreligious dialogue as an expression of ecumenical broadmindedness…