Please read this Pastoral Letter from the Bishop on the Commemoration of Kristallnacht ("Crystal Night”) in
Light of Current Threats Against the Jewish Community
- November 8, 2022
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe."
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, December 1986
THE RIGHT REVEREND WILLIAM H. STOKES
BISHOP OF NEW JERSEY