Statement on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s work against antisemitism

Posted Jun 1st, 2018

In response to recent comments in the media about the Archbishop of Canterbury, CCJ’s Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko has made the following statement:

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Letter to the Hand in Hand School in a week of escalating violence

Posted May 17th, 2018

29 leaders from the Jewish and Christian communities joined CCJ in writing to the Hand in Hand schools assure pupils, parents, and staff that their inspiring model of dialogue and mutual support across Israeli and Palestinian communities is in our thoughts during increased tension & violence.

15th May 2018

Dear friends in the Hand in Hand schools and communities,

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CCJ Avon: Our Fragile Planet: a Christian Perspective

Posted Apr 17th, 2018

Friday 15 June from 7pm for 7.30pm at Redland Church Hall, Redland Green Rd, Bristol, BS6 7HE (nearest train Redland Station; nearest bus no. 9; free parking on nearby roads.) – Our Fragile Planet – a Christian Perspective: Caring for the Oceans 1

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CCJ Statement on the Windrush Generation

Posted Apr 16th, 2018

“And Ruth said: ‘Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.’” [Ruth 1:16]

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Statement on demonstration against antisemitism in Parliament Square

Posted Mar 26th, 2018

As Christians and Jews, we declare our full solidarity with all those who are demonstrating against antisemitism in Parliament Square this evening. Wherever in society it arises and whoever allows it space, antisemitism is abhorrent and must be identified and eradicated. We are deeply concerned at attempts by some to silence the Jewish community’s response to this issue. Read more

CCJ Lincoln: Jewish Living Experience Exhibition

Posted Feb 14th, 2018

The Jewish Living Experience Exhibition will be held from 24th April to 8th May at Lincoln Cathedral. It is being organized by the Lincoln Jewish Community and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Please look out for further details nearer the time.

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CCJ statement on law signed by Polish President

Posted Feb 7th, 2018

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is deeply concerned that the passing and signing into law in Poland of controversial proposals related to Holocaust education and remembrance is a significant restriction on the free discussion of history.

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CCJ thanks Archbishop for grant

Posted Jan 29th, 2018

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is delighted to have received a grant from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Discretionary Fund. We are very grateful to Archbishop Justin for this generous gift which is an acknowledgement of the important work that CCJ is doing in education, dialogue, and social action between Christians and Jews and other faiths.

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Statement from CCJ Chair for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Posted Jan 25th, 2018

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is “The Power of Words”. As we who are Christians and Jews know well, words have a power to indict, spread hate, and cause irreparable harm in the lives of individuals and communities. But often it is also the absence of words which has such an impact in situations of hatred and discrimination, and of course genocide. Read more