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CCJ Statement 24th May

Posted May 24th, 2021

As the Jewish holiday of Shavuot continues, we wish to share our grave concern over rising levels of antisemitism connected to events in Israel and Gaza. Read more

CCJ Statement 20th May

Posted May 24th, 2021

The Jewish festival of Shavuot, which concluded on Tuesday evening, celebrates God's gift of the life-giving Torah on Mount Sinai. On Sunday, many Christians will mark the festival of Pentecost and celebrate the gift of the Spirit of life. Read more

Former CCJ Director Receives Interfaith Award

Posted Apr 9th, 2021

This week we were delighted to share the news that former CCJ Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko is the recipient of a prestigious award for interfaith dialogue from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read more

CCJ Statement on the University of Bristol

Posted Feb 18th, 2021

CCJ stands with the University of Bristol Jewish Society following the most recent antisemitic comments by University of Bristol Professor David Miller, as reported in the press. We are especially concerned to hear that the President of the Bristol Jewish Society was subjected to online abuse in relation to this issue.

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CCJ Statement on Wiley

Posted Jul 27th, 2020

The Council of Christians and Jews unequivocally condemns the offensive and dangerous tweets from Wiley on Twitter. Since CCJ was founded in 1942 it has been part of our core mission to speak out and fight against antisemitism. As Christians and Jews we now call on Twitter to act swiftly to block antisemitism and all forms of racial hatred. Read more

Newcastle Branch News

Posted Jul 10th, 2020

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CCJ Statement on Family Reunion

Posted Jul 2nd, 2020

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is deeply concerned that the amendment to The Immigration Bill (NC29) which would have protected the current system for family reunion has not been passed. This decision undermines the right for unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their family. There is a strong risk that this will push many vulnerable children into the hands of smugglers an Read more

We believe that racism is abhorrent to both our traditions

Posted Jun 3rd, 2020

As Christians and Jews we believe that racism is abhorrent to both our traditions. We share scripture which tells us of a God of justice who creates all people in God’s image. We celebrate Biblical stories of those who stood up against oppressors. We read of God’s call for us all to oppose prejudice. Read more

Statement – Remembering James Leek

Posted Apr 7th, 2020

Dear members and friends it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CCJ Trustee and South West London and Dittons branch Co-chair, James Leek.

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Statement on CST Report

Posted Feb 6th, 2020

The Community Security Trust (CST)’s Antisemitic Incidents Report 2019 is a deeply concerning read. The report records 1,805 antisemitic incidents in the UK in 2019, the highest annual total, and a seven per cent increase in antisemitic incidents from the previous year. 2019 was the fourth consecutive year in which the annual record for antisemitic incidents has been surpassed. Read more