#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.
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?
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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.
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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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Journalist Dimitri Verhulst writes that Jews have 'ugly noses' in anti-Israel article
JC Reporter, August 5 2019
Writing in De Morgen, Dimitri Verhulst misquotes singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, writing: "Being Jewish is not a religion, no God would give creatures such an ugly nose."
‘Dirty Jews’: Man shoves Jewish family's pram before hurling antisemitic abuse in St Albans street
Tim Wyatt, August 5 2019
Police are investigating after a Jewish family was subjected to an antisemitic attack while on a day out in St Albans.
Ex-Labour MP George Galloway is SACKED by TalkRADIO for 'anti-Semitic' Spurs tweet saying that Liverpool's Champions League win meant there would be 'no Israel flags on the Cup'
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 2, 2019
Hard Left former Labour MP George Galloway has been sacked as a radio pundit after being accused of 'blatant anti-Semitism' in a tweet about Spurs' defeat in the Champions League final.
Labour candidate Lisa Forbes apologises for backing antisemitic post
The Jerusalem Post, June 3, 2019
Jewish groups have demanded that Labour disown its candidate in the Peterborough by-election after she had endorsed an antisemitic Facebook post.
German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism
The Jerusalem Post, June 1, 2019
Felix Klein, a federal official in Germany responsible for combating anti-Semitism, warned German Jews against wearing kippas everywhere in public last week after a government report showed a 20% increase in anti-Semitic crimes since 2018. Klein has since clarified that his comments were meant to “shake up the debate” after his initial remarks were met with swift condemnation from officials around the world.
'Hitler is coming' message found at New York City Jewish Children's Museum
The Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2019
Police are investigating an anti-Semitic message found at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn.
Senate unanimously condemns anti-Semitism
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 14, 2019
The resolution passed Thursday was introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Tim Kaine, D-Va. It lists a number of classic anti-Semitic slanders and prohibitions on freedoms imposed on Jews overseas and in the United States. It also alludes to recent deadly attacks on U.S. synagogues.
Man spray paints anti-Semitic message on Harlem building
The Jerusalem Post, June 12, 2019
Police are searching for a man who spray painted an anti-Semitic message on the façade of a medical office building in Harlem.
Rantz: Mayor Durkan finally condemns anti-Semitism in Seattle Council race
The Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2019
“I want to thank you for all you do to better Seattle, and to join you to make clear in the strongest possible terms that I condemn and reject any anti-Semitic attacks and threats of violence on Mr. Hoffman and his family,” Mayor Durkan wrote to Friedland. “Any threats, especially those with bias, will be investigated and will not be tolerated in Seattle.”
CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB’S BUCK EXPLAINS THE CLUB'S FIGHT AGAINST ANTISEMITISM
The Jerusalem Post, June 13, 2019
Why would one of England’s most famous football clubs be involved in the fight against antisemitism? “We are trying to use the power of football to make a difference,” explains Bruce Buck, Chelsea Football Club’s chairman. countries.
Roman Abramovich donates $5m to Jewish Agency to fight anti-Semitism
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 13, 2019
The Russian billionaire's donation is the largest ever received by the body, which helps Jewish communities across the world, according to a spokesperson.
German minister ignores antisemitism at ‘anti-Israel' Jewish museum
The Jerusalem Post, June 13, 2019
Experts in the field of antisemitism in America, Israel and Germany have accused Monika Grütters, the German federal minister for culture and media, of ignoring a series of alleged antisemitic scandals at Berlin’s Jewish museum.
German Antisemitism Commissioner Slams Berlin's Pro-BDS 'Anti-Jewish Museum'
The Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2019
B'nai B'rith International says museum is "distorting Israel's capital Jerusalem."
From Berlin to DC: Assualt on Jewish Symbols
The Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2019
But the very fact we are debating this shows how antisemitism and hatred of Jews has become commonplace in many countries.
Rabbi attacked in central Argentina
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 10, 2019
A rabbi in Rosario, the third most populous city in Argentina, was verbally and physically attacked in violence that has been characterized as anti-Semitic.
Coral Gables City Commission passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism
Coral Gables News, June 10, 2019
The Coral Gables City Commission passed a resolution on May 14 condemning anti-Semitism as well as discrimination and bigotry against all minorities.
Hate crime campaign: Jewish community receive 'regular, even daily, abuse
Jersey Evening Post, June 9, 2019
MEMBERS of the Jewish community receive ‘regular, even daily’ anti-Semitic abuse in Jersey, according to the president of the Jersey Jewish Congregation, who has called on Islanders from minority groups to stand up and report instances of hate.
350 rally against antisemitism in Boston area
The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2019
The two friends were out on a walk on Saturday, May 25, when a group of about three or four pickup trucks slowed alongside them, Schusterman reported to the Peabody police. The driver of the lead truck shouted an antisemitic obscenity and hurled a penny out of his window, yelling “something to the effect of ‘go pick up the penny [expletive] Jew,” Schusterman reported.
Latin American leader condemns antisemitism, decries Hezbollah
The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2019
OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s announcement Tuesday in Washington makes him the first Latin American leader to do so.
Volkswagen Funds ADL Office In Germany For Combating Anti-Semitism
Fast Forward, June 4, 2019
Volkswagen, the car manufacturing giant, is joining with the Anti-Defamation League to fund a Berlin-based office that will research and combat anti-Semitism in Europe.
Eliot Engel wins Met Council's 'Fighting Hate and Antisemitism Award'
JERUSALEM POST, June 4, 2019
“I am so honored to receive the Fighting Hate and Antisemitism Award from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty," Engel said. "As Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of the House Antisemitism Task Force, combating hate and antisemitism remains a huge priority of mine, especially in these trying times.
Anti-Semitism in America is an apolitical cancer
Washington Examiner, June 7, 2019
Anti-Semitism is a serious and deadly disease in the United States. And in many ways, it is getting worse.
Hate in the city: Anti-Semitism still rising across Brooklyn and Queens
Brooklyn Paper, June 6, 2019
New York City may be the safest big city in the America, according to the mayor and police commissioner — but it is not immune from the troubling wave of anti-Semitism across the country.
Labour chief Peter Willsman suspended over antisemitism
The Times, June 1, 2019
Peter Willsman, who was re-elected to Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) by party members last summer, said that the rows over antisemitism were “all lies”. He claimed that rabbis who had criticised the party were “obviously organised” by Israel and that party staff worked for the Israeli embassy.
Williams College Investigated for Anti-Jewish Discrimination
The Times, June 4, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College for discrimination against Jewish students after the student government declined to recognize a pro-Israel student group.
Amid rising anti-Semitism, one British university has a thriving Jewish life
The Times of Israel, June 7, 2019
Before arriving at this British city’s university, James Harris reckoned that he was probably in store for some anti-Semitic abuse during his academic studies.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Anti-Semitism in Schools, Universities
The Tower, June 4, 2019
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed into law on Friday legislation prohibiting anti-Semitism in public schools and universities, two days after a ceremonial signing in Israel.
Watchdog launches inquiry into Labour antisemitism
The Times, May 29, 2019
Labour is being investigated to see if it has unlawfully discriminated against Jews, a move that has reignited the party’s row over antisemitism.
'We Have an Anti-Semitism Crisis': NYPD Reports 83% Spike in Hate Crimes
CBN News, May 28, 2019
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has seen a shocking increase in hate crimes this year, especially against the city's Jewish population.
Germany Urges Locals to Wear Skullcaps in Solidarity With Jews
Haaretz, May 28, 2019
Felix Klein's statements come after he made headlines last week, warning Jews not to wear kippas in public spaces amid recent rise in anti-Semitic crimes in Germany
Stop Anti-Semitism Now To Prevent Future Holocausts
Jewish Herald Voice, May 30, 2019
In the past six months, we’ve witnessed deadly shootings at two different synagogues in the U.S., where, today, if you’re Jewish, you are twice as likely as other religious minorities to be the target of hate crimes, according to law enforcement data.
Men In Car Chase Jewish Teens In Brooklyn, Yell 'We Love Hitler'
WCBS News Radio 880, May 20, 2019
Men in a car harassed two Hasidic teens leaving a Sabbath gathering in Brooklyn in the latest reported act of hate targeting the Hasidic community.
UK lecturer accused of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial is dismissed
The Times of Israel, May 29, 2019
University of Essex held tribunal over computer science teacher Maaruf Ali, who also urged students to prevent formation of campus Jewish society.
Amid rising anti-Semitism, one university is attracting Jews
Arutz Sheva, May 29, 2019
This British university provides an island of tolerance for Jewish students amid rising anti-Semitism.
Merkel: Jewish institutions must have police patrols
The Times, May 29, 2019
Every Jewish institution in Germany requires police protection amid a surge in antisemitic violence, Angela Merkel has said.
GERMAN ANTISEMITISM COMMISSIONER CALLS ON BANK TO SHUT BDS ACCOUNT
The Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2019
In past years, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin decided to deny financial support and municipal rooms, in the future, to the BDS campaign that is hostile to Israel.
Virginia Lawmaker Connected to Anti-Semitic Groups
The Washington Free Beacon, May 21, 2019
A member of the Virginia legislature and former volunteer for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) is connected to multiple anti-Semitic organizations and is the son of a Hamas fundraiser.
Anti-Semitism doesn’t happen in a vacuum
The Enquirer Daily News Philly.com, May 20, 2019
Each year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, people from all backgrounds remember the horrors perpetrated in the 1940s and the threats of anti-Semitism. But for Jews, Holocaust Remembrance Day — which we recently commemorated — is increasingly a day for an even more unpleasant ritual: confronting the reality of anti-Semitism today.
Al Jazeera journalists suspended after posting anti-Semitic video about Holocaust
The Hill, May 20, 2019
Al Jazeera suspended two journalists after they posted a video that questioned "how true" the Holocaust is.
MAN WITH ROD CHASES JEW DOWN LONDON STREET IN ALLEGED ATTEMPTED HATE CRIME
The Jerusalem Post, April 23, 2019
The Jewish Community Council of Northern London is complaining about an increase in crime in the community targeted against Jews.
Berlin 2018: More than a thousand antisemitic incidents
Arutz Sheva, April 24, 2019
In 2018 there were 1083 antisemitic incidents in Berlin. This figure is disclosed in a new report of the Research and Information Center for Antisemitism in Berlin [RIAS].
Farrakhan calls Jews ‘satanic’ after denying he is anti-Semitic
Associated Press, May 12, 2019
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced “Satanic Jews” in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from the social media platform.
RACIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI THREATENING SHOOTING AT VIRGINIA SCHOOL SPARKS HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION
Newsweek, May 13, 2019
A school in Virginia is on high alert after racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled on its grounds, including one threatening a shooting.
Romanian state museum director pens anti-Semitic conspiracy theory
BBC, April 23, 2019
The head of Romania’s state-funded Bucharest Municipality Museum published an op-ed that critics say promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Police investigate reports swastikas etched into book in Golders Green
Jewish Press, April 24, 2019
Police are investigating reports swastikas were etched into the back of a book left on a Jewish newspaper stand in Golders Green.
Rabbi, wife assaulted in Kenya robbery, reportedly called anti-Semitic slurs
The Times of Israel, April 24, 2019
A rabbi and his wife were injured in Kenya during a violent assault at their Jewish community center and synagogue, which serves as their home, in what they said was a robbery featuring anti-Semitism.
Berlin 2018: More than a thousand antisemitic incidents
Haaretz, April 24, 2019
In 2018 there were 1083 antisemitic incidents in Berlin. This figure is disclosed in a new report of the Research and Information Center for Antisemitism in Berlin [RIAS]. It represents an increase of 14% over 2017. The incidents included 46 physical attacks, 43 cases of intentional damage to property, and 46 threats.
Anti-Semites Don’t Just Hate Jews. They’re Targeting Freedom.
BBC, April 30, 2019
This is not how I usually feel after Passover. In my family, Passover is the holiday we look forward to all year.
Rabbi Sacks on the Intrinsic Link Between Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism
Jewish Press, May 1, 2019
As we approach Yom HaShoah, the day in the Jewish calendar when we remember the victims of the Holocaust, we tragically continue to see levels of antisemitism and antisemitic attacks rising in countries all over the world.
VIOLENT ANTISEMITISM ON THE RISE WORLDWIDE
The Jerusalem Post, May 2, 2019
Violent attacks on Jews and Jewish targets around the world rose in 2018, a report by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry released on Wednesday indicated.
Arson Disrupts Passover Meal at Russia's Largest Yeshiva
Haaretz, April 19, 2019
Swastikas were drawn at the yeshiva in an eastern Moscow suburb. No injuries were reported.
The Functions of Anti-Semitism
BBC, April 15, 2019
Vandals badly damaged 73 gravestones in the north-eastern town of Husi earlier this month, amid a surge in anti-Semitic attacks across Europe.
ON ERASING JEWS
The Jerusalem Post, April 21, 2019
As antisemitism ascended in pre-Holocaust Austria, a Jewish writer in Vienna – Hugo Bettauer – wrote a futuristic allegorical novel entitled The City Without Jews.
The New York Times’ Anti-Semitism Is Shocking, but Not Surprising
Independent, April 30, 2019
This week, the New York Times got itself into hot water for printing a blatantly Jew-hating cartoon in its international edition.
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