#WeResolve is a campaign created by The Philos Project to equip Christians with the knowledge and tools to fight antisemitism.
By providing an array of shareable content, collected informational tools and more, the goal is to empower individuals, groups, churches and organizations to take tangible action in confronting antisemitism in the world.
The campaign will start on April 01, 2019 and wrap up June 30, 2019.
Antisemitism is rising inside and outside the Middle East, and this year The Philos Project is taking a stand. Our Christianity demands that we confront hatred of every kind, but especially hatred of the very people who brought our faith to the world.
Human dignity, truth, freedom, justice -- these are the Hebraic values that lie at the heart of our work. Join us as we promote those values on behalf of the Jewish people and all the peoples of the world.
First, sign the resolution!
As you scroll further down on this page, you will find a list of helpful items to get you started in joining the #WeResolve campaign:
1. Introduction video series
2. Resource Packet
3. Sharable graphics, videos and more
5. Facts and information on antisemitism around the world
In this four-part video series, Robert Nicholson, executive director of The Philos Project, goes through the following questions:
What is antisemitism?
Why should Christians take a stand against it?
And finally, how can Christians take a stand?
When you've finished the series, share with your family, friends, church, and more:
Christians Resolved Against Antisemitism
Today, when antisemitism is rising here and around the world, I pledge to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people, against those who would unjustly attack them.
Antisemitism is not only painting swastikas on community centers or killing worshippers in synagogues. Antisemitism is any unjust word or deed aimed at the Jewish people. It may include denying Jewish identity, Jewish equality, or Jewish security; holding Jews to a standard that isn’t applied to anyone else; refusing the Jewish nation a rightful place in the community of nations; or challenging the Jewish right to live at peace in their homeland.
Hostility toward Jews is an assault on America and Western principles because our civilization is founded on the spiritual and ethical vision of the Hebrew Bible. An attack on Jews is also ultimately an attack on Christians, because at the heart of our faith stands a Jew, and a Jewish vision coming to fulfillment.
Antisemitism may start with the Jews, but it never ends there. Those who hate Jews will always find new groups and ideas to target. Now is the time to act, and to promote the values of respect and tolerance that are essential for a thriving, pluralistic society.
I hereby pledge to confront antisemitism wherever I see it. More importantly, I commit to educating myself, my family and my community about the monumental contributions that the Jewish people have made to our society and Christian faith. I will work to build relationships with Jews and let them know that I stand with them in these difficult times. I will educate fellow Christians and others about the dangers posed by antisemitism. My Christian faith demands that I confront hatred of all kinds, and especially hatred of the very people who first taught the world that all people possess the right to life, freedom, and equality.
THE RESOURCE PACKET
GRAPHICS AND LOGOS
Still looking to learn more about this issue? Below are more resources and information to prepare you to join The Philos Project in combatting antisemitism.
RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS
It is important to remember that the history of antisemitism is not without heroes. The Righteous Among the Nations is a memorial of the people who risked everything to save Jews during the Holocaust. These individuals fell into a diverse range of countries of origin, occupations, and religious denominations, but what they all had in common was their steadfast courage in the face of extreme evil.
The Righteous Among the Nations stories serve to remind us that there is never time to be afraid to take a stand for what is right, even in the face of extreme danger. Head to the Yad Vashem (Israel's official Holocaust memorial) website to read the stories of these individuals.
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Looking for a way to connect with your local community on this issue? We've rounded up some advocacy, informational and networking events going on around the U.S.
The Functions of Anti-Semitism
NATIONAL AFFAIRS, Fall 2017
This summer, Nazi symbols and the slogan "Jews will not replace us" at a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, generated a rare clarifying moment in an otherwise politically scrambled time.
Newsweek's Ilhan Omar cover, article, slammed for 'normalizing' hate, anti-Semitism
FOX NEWS, APRIL 10, 2019
Newsweek magazine is in hot water for “normalizing” hate after featuring embattled Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar as the cover story about how she shifted the Democratic Party and the conversation about Israel.
Attacks Against Jews in Crown Heights Stir Old Fears and New Dialogue
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO, APRIL 11, 2019
Two Crown Heights old-timers gathered elementary school students in the auditorium of P.S. 289. They walked to the stage, allowing a moment for the student body to absorb the evident differences.
Why Has Explicit Anti-Semitism At A UNC/Duke Conference About Gaza Been Ignored By The Media?
FORBES, APRIL 15, 2019
A few weeks ago there was a major conference, Conflict Over Gaza, sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and UNC Global. One of the presenters at this high-profile conference was the Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar.
Harry Reid says stopping anti-Semitism more important than casting blame
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL, APRIL 8, 2019
Former Senate majority leader says he refuses to allow discussion of Jew hatred to become a partisan issue, cites swastika at Bernie Sanders event
This Week in Antisemitism
THE ATLANTIC, FEB 22, 2019
The surge of hatred is increasingly hard to ignore.
Episode #25: The Rise of Antisemitism
PROVIDENCE PROVCAST, APRIL 1, 2019
Providence Editor Robert Nicholson discusses the roots and the recent rise of antisemitism, and its why this should concern Christians and Jews alike.
The Epidemic Of Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes In Brooklyn Is No Hoax
THE FEDERALIST, FEB 21, 2019
While the nation was focused on a hoaxed hate crime, Brooklyn's Jews have been repeatedly and actually attacked. Are we not discussing it because most of the perpetrators are black?
A New Year’s Resolution, An Ancient Evil: Combatting Antisemitism in 2019
PROVIDENCE MAGAZINE, JANUARY 1, 2019
The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill.
ANTISEMITISM AND THE RISE OF RAGE
FIRST THINGS, OCTOBER 29, 2018
We are united in our desire to build what Paul VI called “a civilization of love,” which is why the murder of the Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh was also an attack on the Jews’ “younger brothers” in the faith, Christians who worship the God of Israel.
The Rise of Antisemitism in the US: Despicable, Deadly, and Un-Christian
THE CHRISTIAN POST, OCTOBER 31, 2018
Each and every Christian should be clear on this point: Anti-Semitism in any and all forms is a despicable evil.
Christians cannot be bystanders to antisemitism
CATHOLIC HERALD, OCT 30, 2018
“The Pittsburgh massacre represents everything that is wrong with the world today: hatred, dehumanization, division,” Nicholson said. “But in targeting the Jewish people, the killer went even further. An attack against Jews is an attack on the moral foundations of our society, a society that was built on the Hebraic values that the Jewish people brought to the world.”
Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone: 'It’s not anti-Semitic to hate the Jews of Israel'
WASHINGTON EXAMINER, APRIL 01, 2019
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone says he doesn’t believe it’s anti-Semitic to hate Jewish citizens of Israel — the bulk of the population in the Middle East's only democracy.
Nationalist protesters take over New York Square as Polish anti-semitic debate spreads to U.S.
NEWSWEEK, APRIL 01, 2019
A large group of Polish nationalists took over a major square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, protesting U.S. legislation that seeks to compensate Holocaust survivors whose property was seized during World War II.
Historic Achievement: UN Condemns Anti-Semitism
THE JEWISH VOICE, APRIL 3, 2019
The UN General Assembly convened a special session on Tuesday to adopt a resolution condemning hate crimes.
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Columbia Prof Says Zionists Are ‘Beneficiaries of Anti-Semitism’
JEWISH JOURNAL, APR 1, 2019
Columbia Iranian Studies Professor Hamid Dabashi wrote in a March 17 op-ed for Al Jazeera that Zionists are “the beneficiaries of anti-Semitism.”
My Encounter With Anti-Semitism On The Streets Of New York City
THE NEW YORK JEWISH, WEEK APRIL 1, 2019
Earlier this month I had just arrived in this city on a visit and was walking along the street in the downtown Chelsea neighborhood chatting with Eddy Portnoy, a Yiddish scholar and the author of the wonderful book “Bad Rabbi,” when a homeless man approached us and began screaming
Why is European Antisemitism rising?
ARUTZ SHEVA, JANUARY 4, 2019
People frequently ask me why European antisemitism keeps rising. In newspapers they read about increase in incidents in various major countries.
Today’s Antisemitism Is the Fight Against Israel
THE ALGEMEINER, MARCH 31, 2019
Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote that when it comes to antisemitism, there’s a strange kind of associated optimism: Once the evil embodied by the Jewish people is eliminated, harmony will finally be reestablished.
How France Became a Dangerous Place to Be a Jew
THE NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 11, 2019
Anti-Semitism is rising throughout the Western world, a byproduct of the nationalist, nativist wave that has targeted cosmopolitan, globalized elites as culprits for growing inequality and cultural alienation.