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

CCJ Statement on Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Posted Mar 25th, 2019

As Christians and Jews, we feel deep solidarity with the Muslim community in reaction to the horrific massacre of 49 innocent Muslims in Christchurch New Zealand while at prayer this morning in two mosques.

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Letter of solidarity to Jewish students at Essex University

Posted Feb 28th, 2019

Dear Jewish Students at Essex University,

We are faith representatives from universities around the country committed to enabling good relations between Jews and non-Jews.

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Statement on vandalism at Whitefield Jewish cemetery

Posted Feb 28th, 2019

The Council of Christians and Jews is outraged by the despicable acts of vandalism committed at the Jewish cemetery in Whitefield, North Manchester. Greater Manchester Police have stated that they are treating this incident as a ‘hate crime’ and we hope that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. Read more

CCJ’s response to statements by the University of Essex Vice Chancellor and Students’ Union

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019

CCJ commends the swift action taken by both the Students’ Union and the Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex. We welcome the ratification of the University of Essex Jewish Society and are pleased to see positive action taking place against antisemitism. Read more

CCJ Statement on UCLSU vote not to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

Posted Jan 25th, 2019

CCJ shares Jewish students’ disappointment following the UCL SU’s vote to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. CCJ believes that antisemitism should be defined by Jewish people.

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CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission

Posted Dec 12th, 2018

At the closure of the Council of Christians and Jews’ (CCJ’s) 75th Anniversary year, the Presidents of CCJ have re-affirmed their commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Read their full affirmation statement:

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