As we have seen, Pope Francis is not just paying lip service to those reforms - he is embracing them wholeheartedly. And yet, there is still work to be done.
While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.
Amidst the emergence of politically-right-wing forces in Kiev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claims to be shocked and outraged by recent violence.
The aunt of the three-year old Kurdish boy lying on the Turkish beach is a Canadian resident and had been frantically attempting to get asylum for his family in Canada. She had run into a wall of Canadian bureaucracy. Which is why his father finally decided to turn to a human smuggler and a flimsy rubber dinghy.
Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.
The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.
ADL has had policy on this issue for over a decade because of our mission: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. And, for decades, Iran repeatedly has promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
It is the prerogative of President Obama or anyone else defending the Iran deal to call out Netanyahu and his amen choir of U.S. supporters for their extraordinary anti-deal activism.
It's one of the most frequently used quotes to describe the efforts of citizens, movements and determined individuals to impact change. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world," anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
The Murder of William of Norwich reveals nothing tangible about the murder of said lad, but turns us upon ourselves, to reveal our history and fascination with convenient fiction. Once the die had been cast, the cult of William exploded in Norwich, at the expense of the Jews
Faced with rising anti-Semitism, terrorism, and unclear financial prospects, many have gone so far as to predict the mass exodus of millions of European Jews or urged them to flee. But that is not happening.
To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.
It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.
While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.
Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd Hayne, a former Australian rugby star and now a running back on the San Francisco 49ers, for revisiting the ancient charge blaming Jews for the death of Christ.
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's position on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in a recently-released letter does not bode well for her future foreign policy.