Faculty and Staff at University of St. Thomas issue a statement in support of Jewish students, colleagues, and neighbors.
With Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), the Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas “condemns the distribution of noxious propaganda fliers in neighborhoods across the Twin Cities metro area. Compounding this ugly antisemitism is the invasion of tranquil neighborhoods during the night.” The Jay Phillips Center is committed to the ongoing work of supporting, welcoming, and learning from our Jewish students, colleagues, and neighbors.
In addition to the pursuit of knowledge and practical wisdom, the Jay Phillips Center remains committed to fostering constructive engagement between and among individuals and communities who orient around religion differently for the flourishing of all in a religiously diverse Minnesota. This includes working to build a university community at St. Thomas where members from all religious and non-religious orientations feel welcome to safely and freely practice their traditions without fear and prejudice.