Re: “Feds fund group promoting campaign they condemn,” (The Hill Times, April 3, p. 11). The United Church of Canada has a firm and explicit zero-tolerance policy on all expressions of racism, including anti-Semitism. The church also takes very seriously its commitment to due diligence in establishing long-term partnerships founded on shared principles and values, including integrity and honesty. Together with other churches and human rights groups around the world, we continue a long-standing partnership with Wi’am, working with Kairos Canada to promote women’s leadership in peacebuilding and to end violence, particularly against women. It is intolerable that there are many voices in the world promoting real anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism, including Christian voices. The United Church of Canada, Kairos Canada, and Wi’am are not among those voices. All three organizations continue to condemn hatred and anti-Semitism. All three work with Jewish and Israeli partners toward the realization of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. It is unacceptable that false allegations of anti-Semitism and promotion of hatred were allowed to be published against Wi’am, Kairos, and the United Church of Canada in The Hill Times. These allegations are completely without foundation. The United Church of Canada invites Canadians to educate themselves on the facts through what is posted on our website. The church remains firm in its support for self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians, our strong condemnation of acts of anti-Semitism, and our recognition of Israel’s right to exist. Our policy on the occupation is consistent with the policy of the Canadian government. Attacks on human rights defenders such as Wi’am aim at silencing voices that play a crucial role in exposing violations of human rights and in holding those in power accountable. The United Church of Canada and our partners fully support the democratic rights to freedom of expression and to nonviolent resistance. If Canada truly seeks to uphold a rules-based order and promote human rights, Canada must continue to protect these rights, including through sustained funding to civil society organizations such as Kairos Canada and Wi’am engaged in this work in Canada and globally. Rev. Michael Blair Executive minister, Church in Mission United Church of Canada Toronto, Ont.