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Voices on Antisemitism: Christopher Leighton (Executive Director, Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies)

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 05:24

Since 1987, Christopher Leighton has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. A Presbyterian minister, Leighton is deeply committed to disarming religious hatred and establishing models of interfaith understanding.

Voa_small Since 1987, Christopher Leighton has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. A Presbyterian minister, Leighton is deeply committed to disarming religious hatred and establishing models of interfaith understanding.

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Christians and Jews may discover that God isn’t going to fix the world on his own. That in a fundamental way, that task demands something of Christians and Jews and Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, others. And we can’t do it alone; we’ll have to do it collaboratively."

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Since 1987, Christopher Leighton has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. A Presbyterian minister, Leighton is deeply committed to disarming religious hatred and establishing models of interfaith understanding.

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Christians and Jews may discover that God isn’t going to fix the world on his own. That in a fundamental way, that task demands something of Christians and Jews and Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, others. And we can’t do it alone; we’ll have to do it collaboratively."

Broadcast History

Broadcast on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site.

Transcript

CHRISTOPHER LEIGHTON:
Christians and Jews may discover that God isn’t going to fix the world on his own. That in a fundamental way, that task demands something of Christians and Jews and Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, others. And we can’t do it alone; we’ll have to do it collaboratively.

ALEISA FISHMAN:
Since 1987, Christopher Leighton has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. A Presbyterian minister, Leighton is deeply committed to disarming religious hatred and establishing models of interfaith understanding.

Welcome to Voices on Antisemitism, a podcast series from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum made possible by generous support from the Oliver and Elizabeth Stanton Foundation. I'm your host, Aleisa Fishman. Every other week, we invite a guest to reflect about the many ways that antisemitism and hatred influence...
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