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.
On 19th September, CEJI will be partnering with Charidy, an online crowdfunding platform to raise 60 000 euros. Join the campaign and help to complete our Facing Facts Online course and train the first 1,000 participants who will learn how to clear hatred from our digital streets.
Durng this 24 hours campaign, your donations will be quadrupled!
Learn more at charidy.com/ceji
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)
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!
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 www.ejcc.eu and The Citizen – Almouwatin www.almouwatin.com.