• Sir Seymour Karminslid, Q.C.: "Neo-Nazism is still a great threat. A cause of anti-semitism comes from nonthinkers and psychopaths—those who want to hit out at something or someone.
"We are people with a common historical background. No religious belief can exist in a watertight container. I do not believe that we can live in a vacuum for ever."
• Fr. Edward Flannery (American Catholic delegate): "Nothing in Catholic history in or out of America has acted so strongly as a dissolvent of the anti-semitic feeling among Catholics as the Second Vatican Council and its Declaration on the Jews.
"1 look forward to the institution of some permanent agency, preferably in Rome, which will devote itself to Jewish-Catholic relations on a world-wide scale. The ecumenical movement admits of degrees, and Jews and Christians can participate in most of them."
• Mr. Christopher Hollis (British Catholic delegate): "Conversion is something that must be left to God to look after. Our first duty is to respect the personality of every man and woman, and to do what we can to bind all men and women together in a common bond of love. The Church awaits the day on which all people will address the Lord with a single voice."
• Rev. A. Roy Eckardt (American Methodist delegate): "As Hitler tried to exterminate the Jew, the Christian now seeks to annihilate him by baptism and conversion. It is we Christians who are the ones that have played the prodigal within the House of Israel.
"A limited advance has been made in the last 20 years in Protestant circles towards making amends, but there remain grave obstacles to achieving the rightful humanity and justice towards Jewish people."
• Rev. Dr. James Parkes (British Anglican delegate): "We have, from the beginning, to recognise that dialogue between Jews and Christians is a very special case, which has to be examined on its own merits.
"This is because of the absence of any adequate word or action from the Christian Churches expressing penitence. and asking forgiveness, for the Christian responsibility for anti-semitism.
"It is in the Christian teaching about Jews and Judaism that the tap-roots of anti-semitism are to be found: that particular ingredient which turned a normal xenophobia into the nightmarish horror of the medieval and modern treatment of the Jewish people within Christendom."