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

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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. We endorse the decision of the university to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance… Read more »

Statement on vandalism at Whitefield Jewish cemetery

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  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. We are proud of the… Read more »

A Christian sermon for Holocaust Memorial Day

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Preached at Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 27th January 2019 Rob Thompson, Senior Programme Manager   Luke 4: 14-21 74 years ago Soviet troops liberated the concentration camps at Auschwitz. Today on the 27th January, on the anniversary of that liberation, we mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We do so to remember the 6 million Jews who were… Read more »

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

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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. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition is the most widely accepted definition of antisemitism among Jewish communities. It is used by governments around the world, the Crown… Read more »

Holocaust Memorial Day and local communities

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Remarks given by Senior Programme Manager, Rob Thompson, at the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration 2019 It is a privilege to be able to share with you some of my experience of the impact of Holocaust Memorial Day in communities around the UK. I work for the Council of… Read more »