Fighting hate speech is a duty for Jews | Times of Israel blog

Jews are intensely aware of the power of speech. Words can be a source of inspiration, or they can be a catalyst for intolerance and violence. Within the Jewish psyche, there is a collective experience of the dangers of escalating hate, but there is also a theological basis for Jewish action on hate speech.   One of the gravest sins in Judaism is lashon-hara (literally, “the evil tongue”). The Talmud tells that the tongue is an instrument so dangerous that it must be kept hidden from view, behind two protective walls (the mouth and teeth) to prevent its misuse.

We are hiring!

Do you speak Dutch and have you already finished your bachelor’s degree? CEJI offers a formative opportunity to discover the NGOs world! We are looking for a student proficient in Dutch willing to support the preparation and the launch of a media & street campaign in Brussels to raise awareness on the issue of hate speech online.

Internship opportunity for Dutch speakers

Position:    Intern - European project internship  
Start date: October 2, 2017
Internship duration: 3 months – 20h/week (+/- 2.5days/week)


Online edukit on European anti-discrimination policies

This new online interactive tool developed by CEJI and OBC Transeuropa aims at generating a greater understanding of the EU’s policy-making process using anti-discrimination legislation as a case study. The e-learning module highlights the specific role of the European Parliament in this on-going process. This easily accessible educational kit has been updated and the new version is now available here in English and in Italian!

Youth – Diversity & Dialogue

CEJI's Training Coordinator, Stephanie Lecesne will facilitate at a dialogue lunch with youth from different religious and social background on Sunday 9th July 2017 11:30 to 14:30 at 109 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.
The goal of this meeting is to build bridges and to foster understanding in the young generation of divers groups in Brussels. The activity is co-organised by EJCC – European Jewish Community Centre and The Citizen – Almouwatin