Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council (MJLC)

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The newly-founded Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council, or MJLC, is the first European platform for Muslim leaders and Jewish religious authorities to proactively advocate the protection of religious freedom in Europe.

The Conference of European Rabbis, one of the first European organizations, was founded in 1956, to re-establish the European Jewish communities following the devastation of the Holocaust. The Conference’s mission is to strengthen the voice of the Rabbis of the Jewish Communities of Europe in transmitting the tradition of their fathers to the next generation of Jewish Europeans, in defending religious rights, and welcoming everyone who is interested in protecting and safeguarding the Jewish heritage of Europe.

Statement on the Refugee Crisis in Europe

On the day of the Council’s foundation, the Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council issued its first statement: The refugees entering Europe urgently need shelter and support. We commend the many private initiatives by individuals, religious communities and other groups that are actively providing refugees material and social support. For its part, the Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council will coordinate and mobilize resources within its networks to offer support for refugees in Europe. We urge European policy-makers to undertake every effort to ensure refugees’ safety.

About Conference of European Rabbis

The Conference of European Rabbis, one of the first European organizations, was founded in 1956, to re-establish the European Jewish communities following the devastation of the Holocaust. The Conference’s mission is to strengthen the voice of the Rabbis of the Jewish Communities of Europe in transmitting the tradition of their fathers to the next generation of Jewish Europeans, in defending religious rights, and welcoming everyone who is interested in protecting and safeguarding the Jewish heritage of Europe.

 

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