The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) condemns the violent, racist, anti-Semitic, hate-filled rally by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. We are disturbed, outraged, and heartbroken by the events and the loss of life. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, their communities, and our entire nation who bears witness to these atrocities.
Fear-mongering and bigotry have no place in our society. We call upon all of our elected leaders, within the state of Missouri and across our country, to condemn staunchly and unequivocally white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism in all of its forms.
We stand proudly with our partners across racial, ethnic, religious, and civic lines because we know we are stronger together. We aspire to a world in which every person feels safe and supported. Hate has no place within our borders.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis is committed to enhancing cooperation with other religious, racial, ethnic and civic groups, fostering a just, democratic and pluralistic society, and promoting the security of Israel and Jews everywhere.