Ohio Council of Churches embraces Ohio’s Jews, condemns bomb threats February 24, 2017 e-Connections, Relationships The Ohio Council of Churches issued this statement February 23: The recent threats to numerous Jewish locations in Ohio and around the USA is unacceptable. As people of Christian faith, we stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters around the state and beyond. Our scriptures teach us to love one another. It is our responsibility as citizens of these United States, to offer hospitality, to be willing to learn about other world religions, and be accepting of one another. We denounce anti-Semitism, and walk with our Jewish brothers and sisters as they walk in their faith. ### The Ohio Council of Churches (OCC) is a partnership of 18 Christian faith denominations throughout the state. Established in 1919, Ohio is one of the oldest of the state ecumenical councils. Its seventeen denominations encompass some 4,500 congregations and more than 2,000,000 members. The Council co-sponsors various events and activities with other organizations.