CCJ Student Leader Constantinos Rosca on Christmas

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Christmas- Being reborn The Christmas season for me as an Orthodox Christian is a new challenge every year. It is the challenge of whether I am prepared to be reborn, to experience my own renaissance together with the birth of Christ. Christmas is the second important feast day for the Orthodox Christian world, after Pascha… Read more »

CCJ Scholar-In-Residence Dr Lindsay Simmonds on Hanukah

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Hanukah – A tool for moral education   Hanukah is the celebration of both the miracle of a small jar of purified oil lasting eight days rather than one, and the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks during the Second Temple period in Jerusalem (in approximately 200BCE). It was established by the rabbinic authorities at… Read more »

CCJ Student Leader Alumnus Sophie Mitchell on Advent

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Advent: The waiting game   Christmas day, along with Easter day, is the most important day in the Christian calendar. In Western society, it is hard to avoid Christmas… It is everywhere! Filling the shops, the adverts and every conversation possible, it is difficult to avoid Christmas… For most people, Christmas has become a season… Read more »

Statement on Christians in Gaza

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CCJ notes with concern that Christians in Gaza will not be permitted to visit Bethlehem for worship this Christmas for the first time. We recognise the importance of Israeli security concerns.  At the same time, freedom of worship is essential for faith communities and it is particularly important for Christians to pray and visit the… Read more »

CCJ Statement on antisemitism concerns at the University of Warwick

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CCJ is disturbed by the recent comments made during a lecture at Warwick University. It is troubling that concerns about antisemitism were dismissed as being part of an “Israeli lobby”. This conspiracy theory seeks to whitewash incidents of antisemitism and prevent them from being taken seriously. It is appalling that such an antisemitic trope was… Read more »