Thursday, November 13, 2008

Statement of Office of Greek Orthodox Interfaith Relations

http://www.goarch.org/news/interfaithoffice%20statement-2008-11-11

Statement of Office of Interfaith Relations

November 11, 2008

NEW YORK - The Office of Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox
Archdiocese of America released a statement in response to a recent
headline in the Press which read "The anticipated victory of Obama in
the U.S. elections signals the end of Jewish domination. Everything
changes in the USA and we hope that it will be more democratic and
humane."

The statement reads: "For decades, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has
been a leader in inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue. This
ministry of the Archdiocese is part of the wider witness of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate around the world which works for
reconciliation and mutual understanding among all peoples. We are
opposed to the language of bigotry, hatred and anti-Semitism in any
form by any media. Furthermore, an association of this kind of
language with an election in the United States that clearly witnesses
to how far prejudice has been abolished is deplorable and rejectable."

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Contact: Father Mark Arey
Phone 212-570-3593
Email: ecumenical@goarch.org

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