Overcoming Islamophobia & Overcoming Antisemitism

October 19, 2014toOctober 24, 2014

This training course is organized by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. It takes place in Brussels, Belgium and the conference language is English.

Islamophobia, or hatred of Muslims, has only recently become widely recognised. However, this phenomenon has existed since the beginning of Islam as a hostility that surfaced in literature, poetry, the visual arts, church sermons, poetry and in military campaigns. The recent recognition and identification of islamophobia means that comparatively little data is available on it (in contrast to antisemitism which has been well-documented for centuries).
However, there can be no denying that the position of Muslims in European societies is under extreme pressure due to inflammatory discourse. Moreover, public opinion is often fed with generalised and prejudicial messages about Islam and its followers.
Read more about our Overcoming Islamophobia training course.

In recent years, the democratic world has unfortunately witnessed a resurgence of antisemitic activity and sentiments. Around Europe, synagogues have been burned, rabbis have been abused in the streets, Jewish children have been physically attacked on the way to school and inside schools, and Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated.
The need to confront antisemitism where it exists, and to prevent it from spreading, is therefore an urgent need and a concern for all – Jews and non-Jews – wishing to live in societies that are free from hatred. This training course seeks to develop an understanding that Jewish identity has diverse expressions.
Read more about our Overcoming Antisemitism training course.

Who? Open to everyone
When? 19-24 Oct 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium
To find out more information, including costs and how to register, contact stephanie.lecesne(at)ceji.org
+32 (0)2 340 96 23

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