Christians believe that racism is an affront to the value of individuals created in God’s image. The National Association of Evangelicals condemns all forms of racism, including hatred against Jewish people. That is why we are joining Stand Up To Jewish Hate, a new campaign to raise awareness and mobilize Americans to show support for the Jewish community.
Jews make up 2.4 percent of the U.S. population, and yet are the victims of 55 percent of all religious hate crimes. Polling finds that more than half of Americans do not believe “antisemitism is a big problem” and nearly half believe that “Jews are more than capable of handling issues of antisemitism on their own.” In total, 69 percent of Jewish adults were the target of antisemitism online or have seen it online at least once in the past 12 months.
The Stand Up To Jewish Hate campaign encourages everyone to post and share #🟦 on social media, using the blue square emoji on your phone, as a simple symbol of solidarity. As Christians are ambassadors of reconciliation, we have a unique and compelling call to provide leadership for the benefit and dignity of all (2 Corinthians 5:16–20).