The unprecedented rise in antisemitism in 2016 reported by the Community Security Trust is cause for deep concern. At a time when many communities are feeling vulnerable and with both antisemitism and islamophobia on the rise, people of faith and none must unite in the face of hatred. No one should ever have to suffer persecution or discrimination on the basis of their faith.
Antisemitism is still an issue and it is imperative that faith groups and communities build relationships based on trust and respect. Together as communities we must work to challenge prejudice and hatred to build a stronger, safer society for all.