American Jewish Committee

thumb_american_jewish_committeeAmerican Jewish Committee (AJC), established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity.

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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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