Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

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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.” CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave… Read more »

CCJ Statement on the Antisemitic Remarks at Cambridge Union

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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… Read more »

Christians and Jews campaign together for refugees

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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. Jewish and… Read more »

North London CCJ branch demonstrated Seder

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North London Branch of CCJ holds a demonstrated Seder each year. The objective of the event is for a Rabbi to take a largely churchgoing audience through the individual elements that make up the Seder, their meaning and significance and where appropriate with references to The Last Supper. We see a prime aim of CCJ… Read more »

Passover: how we think about the Exodus

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The Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach, begins next Friday evening. Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, and the journey of the Israelites from slavery to freedom. During the festival, Jews experience both of those extremes. We recall our ancestors’ oppression in Egypt by eating matzah, unleavened bread, for the duration of the festival. But… Read more »