Stay Home Save Lives: a blog for Refugee Week

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Barbara Winton, refugee rights campaigner and daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton writes:   The world became a more frightening place in March. We were all quite suddenly faced with an invisible threat that could cause suffering or even kill us and our loved ones.  The message we were given by the government was to stay… Read more »

We believe that racism is abhorrent to both our traditions

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As Christians and Jews we believe that racism is abhorrent to both our traditions. We share scripture which tells us of a God of justice who creates all people in God’s image. We celebrate Biblical stories of those who stood up against oppressors. We read of God’s call for us all to oppose prejudice. Therefore… Read more »

The Omer – Rabbi Barry Kleinberg

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Warning: This post is not about coronoavirus….AT ALL (apart from this warning of course!) The period between Passover (celebrating the exodus from Egypt) and Shavuot (celebrating the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai) is a peculiar and confusing journey through 49 days. Shavuot is the 50th day. The name of… Read more »

Victory and the Memory of Liberation: What can the 75th anniversary of VE Day teach us about the future of Holocaust remembrance?

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  Rob Thompson, Senior Programme Manager   When war came to an end in Europe in May 1945, 75 years ago, the Revd Leslie Skinner, a Methodist minister and chaplain to a British tank regiment, recorded in his diary that he was ‘too tired and cold to care. Stayed in bed. Slept miserably.’ Skinner’s friend… Read more »

‘We are going for our people’: the life of Edith Stein

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  For Yom HaShoah, Canon Edward Jarosz, priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, and alumnus of CCJ’s Yad Vashem seminar writes:   In talking about the Shoah we often talk in numbers, for example 6 million Jewish lives taken across Europe or some 1 million Jewish lives taken in Auschwitz/Birkenau alone. However, if we… Read more »