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CCJ Statement – UCL adopt the full IHRA definition of antisemitism

Posted Nov 26th, 2019

The Council of Christians and Jews welcomes the positive action taken by University College London to address prejudice on campus, including the adoption of the full IHRA definition of antisemitism. This stand against antisemitism and racism comes after years of campaigning by Jewish students.

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CCJ Statement on ‘God’s Unfailing Word’

Posted Nov 21st, 2019

The Council of Christians and Jews welcomes the timely publication of a significant new statement on Jewish-Christian relations: ‘God’s Unfailing Word’. Published by the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission, this is the first major statement by the Church of England on the relationship between Christians and Jews. Read more

CCJ statement on the passing of Archbishop Gregorios

Posted Nov 20th, 2019

Archbishop Gregorios (1928-2019)

The Council of Christians and Jews wishes to share its condolences with the family of Archbishop Gregorios, former Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, and with the entire Greek Orthodox community in the United Kingdom.

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CCJ SE London Branch Meeting 5th November 2019 – ‘Growing Up in the Country of Anne Frank’ A Talk by Rabbi Chava Koster

Posted Nov 15th, 2019

On Tuesday 5th November, Rabbi Chava Koster told us the extraordinarily rich story of Dutch Jewry at a different level.

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CCJ Statement on the shooting in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur

Posted Oct 28th, 2019

CCJ is shocked and appalled by the attempted terrorist attack by a far right extremist on a Synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. CCJ was founded in 1942 to prevent and respond to antisemitism and extremist hatred of this kind.

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CCJ statement on the CST’s record high Antisemitic Incidents Report

Posted Aug 1st, 2019

CCJ is deeply concerned by the CST Antisemitic Incidents Report for the first half of 2019 that is the highest number on record. This is the third consecutive year that CST has recorded an increase in antisemitic incidents. Read more

Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Posted Jun 18th, 2019

CCJ welcomes the decision of the Bishops of the Church in Wales to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. In a statement the Church in Wales bishops recognised the Church’s “need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment.”

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CCJ Statement on the Antisemitic Remarks at Cambridge Union

Posted Jun 17th, 2019

CCJ is appalled by the antisemitic words of the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at Cambridge Union. The decision to provide a platform for a Holocaust revisionist who frequently spreads antisemitic tropes is troubling. When questioned on his previous remarks about Jews and money the Malaysian PM responded, “I have some Jewish friends, very good friends. Read more

CCJ appoints new Deputy Director

Posted May 13th, 2019

The Chair and Trustees of the Council of Christians and Jews are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Nathan Eddy (PhD later this year) as Deputy Director. Nathan is a gifted Christian theologian and pastor, with an outstanding specialist knowledge of Christian-Jewish relations. Read more

Christians and Jews campaign together for refugees

Posted Apr 18th, 2019

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) has launched a new resource, For Refugees, With Refugees: Advancing Interfaith Responses. The resource is part of a campaign for Christians and Jews to work together to support refugees in their communities. It provides religious reflections, ideas for grassroots projects, and practical advice for interfaith activists. Read more