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JCRC supports Brookfield mosque
June 1st, 2012
The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation on May 1 issued a statement expressing “unwavering support for the Islamic Society of Milwaukee’s right to build a mosque in Brookfield.”
The JCRC joined the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee and the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations in issuing such statements in advance of a public hearing on the project before the Brookfield Plan Commission on May 7.
“Throughout our history, the American Jewish community has too often faced opposition as we have sought to build or expand Jewish properties, and we stand firmly against any unreasonable barriers placed before other faith communities as they seek to build their houses of worship,” the JCRC stated.
“Such barriers have sometimes been used to mask intolerance and prejudice, and it is our duty, as people of good will, to defend the free practice of faith and religion.”
The Brookfield Plan Commission unanimously recommended approval of the project on May 7. The city’s Common Council unanimously approved the project on May 15.