Anette Adelmann, ICCJ General Secretary | 14.01.2015
In the wake of the series of attacks this week in Paris, the ICCJ wishes to share and associate itself with the following statement from the Amitié judéo-chrétienne de France (AJCF), our member organization in France. We assure our friends and colleagues there that we are very much united with them in this time of shock and sorrow and applaud all efforts to bring people together in unity in the aftermath of such violence. Although the focus of the ICCJ is on relations between Jews and Christians, its vision also includes promoting respect, understanding, and mutual enrichment among the three Abrahamic traditions and indeed among all religious communities. The deaths that have occurred motivate us to work even harder in achieving this vision.
Présidente de l’Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France :
January 10th, 2015 // Sadly, just as many had been fearing, after targeting free journalists and the police officers (including a Muslim) who were protecting them, the fanaticism of terrorists has struck Paris’s Jewish community. Once again, this barbarity has taken the form of antisemitism. Once again, the Jewish community tragically seems to be the most threatened community in France. The Amitié judéo-chrétienne de France shares in the grief of the Jewish community and, together with them, weeps for the victims of this antisemitic madness. We wish to express our full solidarity, and to unite ourselves to the grief of the victims’ families. We can only repeat what our earlier message said, after the attack against Charlie Hebdo: only a fraternal dialogue among us—among Jews, Christians, Muslims, believers of other religions, agnostics or atheists—will allow us to eradicate all the seeds of hatred.