I4C Statement on the Violence against the Jewish Synagogue in Texas
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa is saddened by the rising climate of anti-Jewish animus both domestically and around the world. The recent attack on a synagogue in Texas is the most recent manifestation of this troubling trend, which we have also observed locally. No one should be afraid of entering their own community of faith. The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County decries another armed struggle inside a house of faith. We stand again in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters and condemn in the strongest terms threats and acts of violence directed towards the Jewish community domestically and abroad. We each need to continue to speak up for better mental health care, crisis services, and more engagement with those at risk of ideological violence. It’s our job as people of faith.
From the Governing Board of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
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