Can the Catholic Church’s Official Rejection of Anti-Semitism Serve as a Model for Religious Tolerance?

Fifty years ago, the Catholic Church released an official statement, Nostra Aetate, delineating its attitudes toward non-Christian religions. Most significantly, Nostra Aetate condemned anti-Semitism and rejected previous Christian teachings that encouraged it. Jonathan Sacks sees it as a model for all religious leaders today to heed and emulate:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Catholic Church, Christianity, Jewish-Catholic relations, Jihad, Religion & Holidays, Second Vatican Council

For Sudan, Peace with Israel Marks a National Turning Point

For decades, Sudan has not only been a safe haven for terrorists and an ally of such unsavory regimes as Iran and Qatar, it has also suffered from poverty, a bloody civil war, and a despotic Islamist regime. Its recent decision to make peace with Israel follows on the heels of—and flows from—the end of this long period of misrule. Jonathan Schanzer comments:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Sudan, U.S. Foreign policy