SIGNATURES ON THE #WERESOLVE RESOLUTION
Act Now! Our GOAL for 2020 is 75,000 signatures
Days until #WeResolve Campaign Launch
What This Campaign Does
This is a call to every one of us to educate ourselves so we can use our scope of influence to educate others. A step forward to stand against antisemitism with “philosemitism” — love of the Jewish people. A philosemitism that goes beyond words, one that is incarnated and turned into action.
Look who has already joined in!
Why this Matters
This year, as the world is struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have seen many courageous and loving acts, but it has also been a time were the epidemic of antisemitism has been flourishing in new and creative ways. From blaming Jews for creating, spreading or profiting from the novel virus to desecrating synagogues with swastikas amidst the quarantine; the reports of antisemitic rhetoric and actions seem to have been growing at a faster rate during this pandemic.
Articles, official reports and personal accounts mention instances of flagrant antisemitic or anti-Jewish sentiment during a time when communities and nations are calling out for humanity to come together in kindness and solidarity
The best response to antisemitism isn’t anti-antisemitism. It is philosemitism, love of the Jewish people. But a philosemitism of words will do nothing; it must be incarnated and turned to action.
American Christians have the numbers, the platform and responsibility to counteract the hateful actions of the few. Let us commit to truly making a stance of solidarity to fight hate and combat antisemitism whenever we see it. Only standing together can we make sure the evil behind antisemitism NEVER AGAIN escalates to the levels seen in the Holocaust.
Let us resolve to show our philo-Semitism in practical ways. Let us commit to educating ourselves, our families and our communities about the monumental contributions that the Jewish people have made to our society and Christian faith. Let us work to build relationships with Jews and let them know that we stand with them in these difficult times. Let us educate our fellow Christians and others about the dangers posed by antisemitism. Our Christian faith demands that we 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.
By saying to the world, not only in words but in actions, that WE RESOLVE to confront antisemitism in every expression and form, we live out our faith in its proper form. As the adage says: what starts with the Jews, never ends with the Jews; today the hateful acts are against this community, tomorrow might be against yours.
Let us stand in solidarity and eradicate this epidemic of hate, not only during the global coronavirus pandemic, but beyond.
Want to learn more?
Head to the #WeResolve resource page via The Philos Project to learn more about antisemitism today, get resources to share with your community, and help us fight this important battle.