The president has been slow to condemn acts of hatred against religious minorities. Moral leaders are stepping into the vacuum.
Is anti-Semitism on the rise? It's hard to quantify, and data vary across regions. But a vicious anti-Semitism persists in Europe and the Middle East.
We don’t have to choose between solidarity with victims of violence and with religious minorities. But the latter may be more challenging work.
Old habits die hard. Despite numerous attempts by mainline Protestant denominations to promote historically informed studies of Judaism, repudiate supersessionist theologies and engage in conversations wth Jews, the old habit of bearing false witness against Jewish neighbors lives on. In recent years this practice has thrived especially in mainline Protestant statements on the Middle East.