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

Statement on Christians in Gaza

Posted Dec 17th, 2019

CCJ notes with concern that Christians in Gaza will not be permitted to visit Bethlehem for worship this Christmas for the first time. Read more

CCJ Statement on antisemitism concerns at the University of Warwick

Posted Dec 5th, 2019

CCJ is disturbed by the recent comments made during a lecture at Warwick University. It is troubling that concerns about antisemitism were dismissed as being part of an “Israeli lobby”. This conspiracy theory seeks to whitewash incidents of antisemitism and prevent them from being taken seriously. Read more

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