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07/10/2014 8:00pm
Annual General Meeting followed by another fascinating talk by Dr. Briddon speaking on 'Gamla to Massada'
19/10/2014 4:30pm
Speakers: Revd Anna Macham and Rabbi Jason Holtz. Refreshments from 4.15pm.
20/10/2014 7:00pm
Alex Schlesinger, President of the Hebrew Congregation, will provide a guided tour and a talk about the history of Jewish people in Bristol. A short AGM will also be part of this evening, please make contact if you'd like to join the ACCJ Committee, as two members are stepping down.
21/10/2014 8:00pm
Speaker: The Revd John Swarbrick, Minister of North Harrow & Wealdstone Methodist Churches. Followed by light refreshments. Entry donation £3.00 [CCJ members £2.00]. All are welcome.
 

CCJ Position Statement: Israel

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) believes that justice and a sustainable peace must be based upon the right for self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians. Israel has been a sovereign state since 1948 and its continued right to exist free from attacks on its existence must be beyond question. Self-determination for Palestinians is also likely to include a sovereign state alongside Israel, with both being economically and legally sustainable and with secure recognised borders.

CCJ believes that this must include mutual respect across all faiths and access to the numerous religious sites. CCJ is particularly concerned to encourage support for the minority Christian communities.

CCJ acknowledges the intense centuries-old relationship of the Jewish people with the land of Israel, just as we recognise the tragedy of the Palestinian people who left their historic homes. Each group must seek to understand the other’s history. We believe that future peace and security in the region will be based on looking forward and recognition of the human rights, civil liberties and religious freedom of all.

We abhor violence and the abuse of human rights, whoever the perpetrator and whatever the pretext. Neither can act as a building block to a just and sustainable peace.

To bring about a just and sustainable solution in the region CCJ promotes a strategy of positive engagement, investment and dialogue. CCJ opposes and deplores boycotts: these hinder the opportunity for dialogue. We welcome links with institutions and organisations which encourage cooperation and co-existence between all faiths. We support initiatives designed to increase understanding and respect for the individual.
 
News
We were saddened to hear of the death of Sr Marie Duddy, a former chair of CCJ Belfast, who was killed in a car accident on Tuesday 30th September 2014.
Amid the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Muslim Council of Britain issued a joint statement.
Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos on the anniversary of the unprecedented attacks on Churches in Egypt, and the current situation in Iraq and Syria.
Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq.