CCJ launches Safe Car Wash resource to tackle modern slavery

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Modern Slavery is a growing issue in the UK, with thousands of victims hidden in plain sight. Some of these people are working in hand car washes, where police raids have uncovered victims living in appalling conditions. CCJ, in partnership with the Clewer Initiative, are working to end modern slavery at hand car washes. We… Read more »

Statement on the IHRA antisemitism definition

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As Christians and Jews, we stand firmly against antisemitism. We condemn this repugnant hatred wherever it arises and however it manifests. We believe that the definition of antisemitism should be determined by Jewish people themselves. The overwhelming feeling in the Jewish community is that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, as used… Read more »

Between the Straits

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We are now in that part of the Jewish year known as the Three Weeks, or Bein HaMetzarim. The Three Weeks begin on the fast day of 17 Tammuz, the day the Romans breached Jerusalem’s city walls, and end with another fast day – Tisha B’Av, when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. Between the… Read more »

The Council of Christians and Jews welcomes Methodist Conference Memorial

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the memorial on antisemitism passed by the Methodist Conference this week. The memorial which was brought to the Conference by the Lincolnshire Synod of the Methodist Church celebrates the 75th anniversary of CCJ and notes the contributions Methodist ministers the Revd Bill Simpson and the Revd Henry… Read more »

CCJ releases Refugee Week resource

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Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018, is the UK’s largest festival promoting understanding of refugees and celebrating their contribution. CCJ’s guide to Refugee Week contains advice on how to run your own interfaith Refugee Week event, as well as Christian and Jewish liturgy and commentaries for the Sabbath services in that week. We hope you find… Read more »