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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)


Interfaith Solidarity Pledge
SCoJeC joins 55 other organisations in an interfaith pledge of unity and solidarity
29 April 2010

In an exceptional demonstration of unity and solidarity, 56 major organisations from across the Jewish community and beyond have signed up to the following pledge on the initiative of the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Council for Racial Equality and the Three Faiths Forum:

"With the approach of the General Election we are all too aware of those political forces who would seek to divide our country by promoting ideologies of racism and prejudice. We are immensely proud of the fundamentally British characteristics of equality, respect and fairness and of British society’s uncompromising rejection of the demonisation of any group, whether religious, ethnic or otherwise.

"We therefore urge every British citizen to use their vote to support any party of their choice which stands opposed to the destructive politics of hatred, to vote for freedom not fear, partnerships not prejudice, and hope not hate."

Across our society, regardless of religious affiliation or political leaning, communal bodies have delivered an unequivocal message to those that would see Britain divided and in conflict: we are united in our opposition to the politics of hate.

The Board continues to work closely with the Jewish Council for Racial Equality and the Three Faiths Forum to encourage as many other faith and race equality organisations as possible to make this election pledge.

Signatory organisations:

Aliph Aleph UK

Assembly of Masorti Synagogues

Board of Deputies of British Jews

British ORT

Christian Muslim Forum

Church of England

Churches Together in England

City Circle

City Hindus Network

City Sikhs Network

Coexistence Trust

Community Security Trust

Faith Matters

Federation of Poles of Great Britain

Federation of Student Islamic Societies

Federation of Synagogues

Friends, Families and Travellers

Hindu Academy

Holocaust Educational Trust

Hope Not Hate

Institute of Jainology

Jain Samaj Europe


Jewish Action & Training

Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Jewish Blind and Disabled

Jewish Care

Jewish Community Housing

Jewish Leadership Council

Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade

Joseph Interfaith Foundation

Kick It Out

League of Jewish Women

Leo Baeck College

Liberal Judaism

London Jewish Forum


Methodist Church

Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board

Movement for Reform Judaism

Muslim Council of Britain

Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

Muslim Safety Forum

Office of Chief Rabbi

Operation Black Vote

Resource - The Jewish Employment Advice Centre

Scottish Council of Jewish Commnities

Sikh Human Rights Group

Sikhs in England

Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace & Reconciliation

Three Faiths Forum


Union of Jewish Students

United Synagogue

World Jewish Relief

Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe



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