Address at the 120th Anniversary Dinner of B’nai B’rith, Chicago, Illinois

October 13, 1963


Chicago, IL

We believe that freedom has but one message though it speaks in many tongues. We believe that the denial of religious liberty is an ugly blot on the human conscience wherever and whenever it occurs—whether it restricts the rights of Protestants in Communist China, Jews in the Soviet Union, or Catholics in Cuba. We know that the pangs and pains of hunger and disease distress, without distinction, the child of poverty in Asia and the child of poverty here at home.