Conference of Presidents Denounces Human Rights Violations Against Religious Minorities

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"We are appalled by the ongoing and egregious violations of human rights and religious freedom that are taking place around the world, often with tragic results.

It is unacceptable for any group to suffer state-sponsored discrimination for attempting to practice their faith. In parts of the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, Christians are victims of mass murder and oppression by intolerant regimes. Recent reports about the brutal treatment and subjugation of Uyghurs are unfathomable and reprehensible. Yazidis and Kurds also remain the targets of despicable regimes that target them solely based on their faith.
 
We condemn these abuses and call on the international community to answer the desperate cries for help that are coming from the victims of religious persecution worldwide."

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