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

Posted Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:53 by MCS

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. CST Chief Executive David Delew stated how this problem “reflects deepening divisions in our society and…will take people of all communities and backgrounds standing together to turn this tide of hate around”.

CCJ works to strengthen bridges between Christians and Jews through building mutual respect and understanding. CCJ was established to advance the elimination of religious and racial prejudice, hatred and discrimination with particular reference to antisemitism.

CCJ is currently working on a practical handbook to identify and educate Christian communities about antisemitism and antisemitic stereotypes. CCJ’s Student Leaders are also working to combat antisemitism on campuses throughout the UK.  CCJ Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko said “as Christians and Jews it is our moral duty to speak out, and particularly in these times of increasing antisemitism and hate crime”.

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