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

 

The Jewish Manifesto for Scotland

The 10 Commitments

 
Introduction
Who we are
The 10 Commitments
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Previous Commitment

 

 
10.

SUPPORT AND INCLUDE FAITH COMMUNITIES IN RELATION TO WELCOMING REFUGEES, ADDRESSING POVERTY AND OTHER SOCIAL ILLS, TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENSURING A STRONG LEGACY FOLLOWING THE GLASGOW-HOSTED COP26.

 
 

Faith communities are at the fore of social action and social justice. Faith-based social action should be championed by elected representatives, because it promotes good relations and social cohesion in general.

 

The Jewish community supports social action through initiatives, such as Mitzvah Day, which provide unparalleled opportunities for politicians and different faith groups to work together for the common good.

 

The Jewish community takes a special interest in the plight of refugees with so many Jewish families having a story in their history of being forced to flee places that they had regarded as their home. We support adequate programmes of support and resettlement and urge politicians to resist language that stigmatises this vulnerable group.

 

The COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow in November 2021, sets Scotland at the centre of this global challenge. Faith communities have already indicated their wish to engage, and the Scottish Government should support faith and other civil society groups’ efforts to help meet our planet’s biggest challenge.

 
Glasgow Jewish Representative Council Jewish Leadership Council Board of Deputies of British Jews

 

   
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