Madrid, Spain, Sep 20, 2019 / 14:07 pm
A top UK rabbi has criticized secular groups in Britain for their remarks against religious practices and faith-based schools.
Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Great Britain and the Commonwealth, spoke at an international interreligious conference held in Madrid this week, addressing comments from groups such as Humanists UK and the National Secular Society.
Mirvis said that "humanism, with a small 'h', sits at the centre of what it means to be a Jew. But there is a different Humanism, with a capital 'H', which I fear is becoming ever-more combative in the way in which it regards faith communities."
"We are finding that, often, Humanism, and other secularist approaches, seek out opportunities to attack faith," said Mirvis, the Jewish News reported.