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Letter from Calgary Jewish Family Service

Monday, March 25th, 2013

B’nai Brith sounds Alarm on plight of Christians

Monday, March 11th, 2013



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Group sounds alarm on plight of Christians targeted by Islamists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, March 11 2012 – B’nai Brith Canada has decried the recent wave of attacks against Christians around the world, most recently in Lahore, Pakistan, and warned about the vulnerability of this religious minority as Easter approaches. The persecution of Christians is a serious and growing trend according to the Jewish human rights group, which questions the silence of Church Establishment groups in Canada on the plight of their coreligionists.

Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply troubled to hear about the increasing numbers of attacks on Christians around the world. From the hundreds forced to flee their homes in Lahore, Pakistan, to the scores of Christians murdered in Nigeria in 2012 alone, to the 100 Egyptian Copts currently being held and tortured in Libya, these attacks highlight the vulnerability of dwindling Christian communities and, indeed, all religious minorities, as the threat of global extremism intensifies.

“Christian religious holidays such as Easter are commonly times when such attacks intensify, and as that holiday approaches, it is even more vital that governments crack down on extremists who prey on minority groups with impunity. Establishment Church groups here in Canada who claim to fight for human rights need to speak up to protect Christians worldwide and not be afraid to name the perpetrators of such horrific abuses.

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For more information please contact: Sam Eskenasi, Communications Officer at (647) 780-8490 or communications@bnaibrith.ca

 

B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency.

15 Hove Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 4Y8
www.bnaibrith.ca | communications@bnaibrith.ca
Phone: (416) 633 – 6224

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B’nai Brith and Walt Disney

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

B'nai Brith citation of gratitute to Walt Disney for fine work in entertaining children.A photo of the  Distinguished Service  Citation for Walt Disney issued by
the Kansas City, Missouri Chapter of B’nai Brith .
The picture was taken by one of our members visiting Walt Disney exhibit in San Francisco.