Blogs

Understanding Tisha B'Av

Posted Jul 16th, 2021

Tisha BAv translates literally to the ninth of the Hebrew calendar month of Av, the date upon which the calamities it marks are said to have fallen, sometimes centuries apart. Read more

Reflecting on the language of scripture through Robyn Donnelly's poetry

Posted Jul 8th, 2021

In my role as poet in residence for CCJ, I have been privileged to meet Robyn Donnelly, a student of English and Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University, whose final year dissertation is a selection of poems exploring the intersection of her Roman Catholic upbringing and her lesbian identity. Read more

I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Posted Jun 25th, 2021

To open CCJ's Transforming Intolerance Conference Poet-In-Residence Hannah Stone presented a new poem on the theme 'fearfully and wonderfully made' from Psalm 139

 

‘Tell us a story,’ you begged.

‘I’ll paint you a picture,’ I said.

 

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Online Study tour to Israel and Palestine. Reflection by Revd Susan Brown

Posted May 14th, 2021

The CCJ virtual study tour of 2021 was and is a journey into the labyrinthine depths of religious and political pathways in the land of Israel/Palestine. Read more

Online Study tour to Israel and Palestine. Reflection by Rabbi Zahavit Shalev

Posted May 14th, 2021

So it was “us” and “them” on the CCJ Israel Palestine Study Tour. But in the most helpful way.

Let me explain...

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Online Study tour to Israel and Palestine. Reflection: Day One

Posted May 7th, 2021

This is the first in a series of blogs reflecting on our 2021 online study tour of Israel-Palestine and what our Jewish and Christian participants took away from it. Read more

Alone Together: Easter

Posted Mar 31st, 2021

In the final blog of our Alone Together series +Sarah Bullock, Bishop of Shrewsbury and trustee of CCJ, reflects on the hope at Easter that there is light in the darkness

You can read this reflection below or watch on our YouTube channel

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Alone Together: Good Friday

Posted Mar 31st, 2021

Forsakenness and Hope, a response

In the next blog of the series for Good Friday the Revd Bruce Thompson, Chair of Lincolnshire Methodist District, reflects on Psalm 22 and the history of Christian antisemitism

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