Declaración

US Hispanics:

“An America without Jews
is an America without a soul.”

Our declaration

The horrific massacre of innocent Israeli families committed by Hamas on October 7 has unleashed an unprecedented surge of violent Jewish hatred around the world, abetted and incited by pro-Hamas rioters that have targeted Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues.

We, the undersigned, condemn the level of hate and violent incitement that has been exacerbated by Nazi symbols and antisemitic euphemisms promulgated by Hamas sympathizers to the point where it has made it unsafe to be Jewish in Western societies. We reject and condemn unequivocally such actions and come together to express our solidarity and friendship with our Jewish neighbors.

Many of us are immigrants or descended from immigrants, and we believe that the United States of America is a unique bastion of freedom. We also believe that this freedom stems from the Hebraic tradition and the Jewish people who brought that tradition to the world. An America without Jews is an America without a soul.

Part of that Hebraic tradition informs us to see all human beings as created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). This implies that all human beings are inherently valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their race, culture, religion, or political persuasion. This applies to Palestinians, Israelis, and non-Israeli Jews.

While our theological and political perspectives may vary, we see the urgent need to come together in prayer for peace in Israel and in Gaza and for the safety and protection of the Jewish people around the world.

We call on the church and all Christian Latinos and Hispanics to join us as we commit to fasting and prayer until the remain hostages are returned; to speak up against evil with good (Romans 12:21); and to defend the cause of those in need (Proverbs 31:8-9).

*Please note that title and institution listed for each signatory is used for identification purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an official endorsement by the institution.

Carlos Duran
President National Hispanic Pastors Alliance

Samuel Rodriguez,
President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Amos Garza
District Superintendent, South Central Hispanic District, Assemblies of God

Abraham Enriquez
President Bienvenido

Carlos Ortiz
Director of Church Outreach International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Mario Bramnick
President Latinos Coalition for Israel

Efraín Pineda,
Executive Director Congreso RED Leadership Network

Julio Escotto
President Confraternidad Latina de Pastores

Luis Rivera
Presidente Altar7

Fayra Castro 
Founder Asociación Global de Comunicadores

Becky Keenan
President One for Israel

Cris Garrido
VP of Spanish Publishing Harper Collins Christian Publishing

Giancarlo Montemayor
VP and Publisher of Lifeway Christian Resources

Eddy Aleman
Secretary General Reformed Church of America

Pastor John Mendez
Cathedral of Faith San Jose, California John Mendez Ministerio Internacional

Steve Cordon 
President of ComunicadoresUSA

William Arana 
Ministerio Roka

Jesse Rojo
Director de Philos Latino

The horrific massacre of innocent Israeli families committed by Hamas on October 7 has unleashed an unprecedented surge of violent Jewish hatred around the world, abetted and incited by pro-Hamas rioters that have targeted Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues.

We, the undersigned, condemn the level of hate and violent incitement that has been exacerbated by Nazi symbols and antisemitic euphemisms promulgated by Hamas sympathizers to the point where it has made it unsafe to be Jewish in Western societies. We reject and condemn unequivocally such actions and come together to express our solidarity and friendship with our Jewish neighbors.

Many of us are immigrants or descended from immigrants, and we believe that the United States of America is a unique bastion of freedom. We also believe that this freedom stems from the Hebraic tradition and the Jewish people who brought that tradition to the world. An America without Jews is an America without a soul.

Part of that Hebraic tradition informs us to see all human beings as created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). This implies that all human beings are inherently valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their race, culture, religion, or political persuasion. This applies to Palestinians, Israelis, and non-Israeli Jews.

While our theological and political perspectives may vary, we see the urgent need to come together in prayer for peace in Israel and in Gaza and for the safety and protection of the Jewish people around the world.

We call on the church and all Christian Latinos and Hispanics to join us as we commit to fasting and prayer until the remain hostages are returned; to speak up against evil with good (Romans 12:21); and to defend the cause of those in need (Proverbs 31:8-9).

*Please note that title and institution listed for each signatory is used for identification purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an official endorsement by the institution.

 

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An America without Jews is an America without a soul.

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Carlos Duran

President National Hispanic Pastors Alliance
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Samuel Rodriguez

President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
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Eddy Aleman

Secretary general Reformed Church of America
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Fayra Castro

Founder Asociación Global de Comunicadores
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Mario Bramnick

President Latinos Coalition for Israel
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Efraín Pineda

Executive Director Congreso RED Leadership Network
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Julio Escotto

President Confraternidad Latina de Pastores
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Cris Garrido

VP of Spanish Publishing Harper Collins Christian Publishing
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Giancarlo Montemayor

VP and Publisher of Lifeway Christian Resources
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Becky Keenan

President One for Israel
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Luis Rivera

Presidente Altar7
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Abraham Enriquez

President Bienvenido
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Carlos Ortiz

Director of Church Outreach International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
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Pastor John Mendez

Cathedral of Faith San Jose, California John Mendez Ministerio Internacional
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Amos Garza

District Superintendent, South Central Hispanic District, Assemblies of God
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Steve Cordon

Presidente de Comunicadores USA
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William Arana

Ministerio Roka
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Jesse Rojo

Director de Philos Latino

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