American Jewish Committee

 

thumb_american_jewish_committeeFor more than a century, AJC (American Jewish Committee) has been the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. With 29 offices across the United States and around the globe, and partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide, AJC works to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and to advance human rights and democratic values for all.  Through high-level diplomatic meetings that leverage long-standing relationships, AJC gains the support of global decision-makers on our critical issues. Through local, regional, and national advocacy with members of Congress, AJC promotes domestic policies and legislation that support our global agenda.  Through establishing important local and global alliances among diverse ethnic and religious groups, AJC builds coalitions to advance issues of common concern. Through a global media presence, AJC generates awareness and provides expert resources to promote our advocacy agenda. 

 

Visit the AJC website at www.ajc.org.

Anti-Defamation League

thumb_anti_defamationThe Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

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B'nai B'rith International

 BBIB'nai B'rith International, founded in 1843, is the world's oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, advocacy and social action organization, with a presence in over 50 countries. The organization's Charter established that "B'nai B'rith has taken upon itself the mission of... developing and elevating the mental and moral character of the people of our faith; of inculcating the purest principles of philanthropy, honor and patriotism; of supporting science and art; visiting and attending the sick; coming to the rescue of victims of persecution; [and] providing for, protecting and assisting the aged, widows and orphans on the broadest principles of humanity."

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National Council of Churches - USA: Interfaith Relations Commission

 NCCCThe Interfaith Relations Commission exercises special responsibility within the life of the Council for programs, resources and communication integral to the building and maintenance of interfaith relationships, and to theological reflection of these relationships.  The Commission works with and on behalf of the churches to strengthen relationships between Christians and people of other faiths through study, dialogue, the development of cooperative programs and the sharing of resources and information.  It provides an ecumenical forum for sharing, common counsel and theological reflection regarding interfaith relations, and coordinates its work with other entities of the Council as appropriate.
 

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National Council of Synagogues

thumb_ncsIn the United States, the National Council of Synagogues (composed of representatives from the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association) meets regularly to plan dialogues and discussions with the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, with the National Council of Churches, and with other major religious groups.

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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

thumb_usccbThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.

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