Jewish and Christian Encounters at Magdala in the Galilee

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By Jean Smallwood, Church of England Licensed Lay Minister and participant in CCJ’s Yad Vashem seminar 2016   In November 2016 I joined the Council of Christians and Jews’ annual seminar to Yad Vashem. On a day off over the weekend we enjoyed a day trip to the Galilee. We had been delayed and we… Read more »

CCJ Student Leaders organise ‘Speed Faithing’ at Birmingham University

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To launch interfaith on campus for the academic year of 2017-2018, the Interfaith Representatives from faith societies at the University of Birmingham along with Catherine Bridgwood and I, as the CCJ Student Leaders, coordinated an event entitled ‘Speed Faithing’. Speed Faithing is a concept that originated in US colleges in the noughties with the aim… Read more »

Reflections on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration

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At CCJ’s recent Jewish/Christian dialogue group meeting on Israel/Palestine, Jews and Christians discussed the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. The two reflections below were presented at that meeting to help guide the discussion:   Judith Flacks, Head of Campaigns at the Jewish Leadership Council On the 2nd November 2017, the British Jewish community will be… Read more »

A reflection on CCJ’s Israel/Palestine dialogue group

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Duncan Goldthorpe, Anglican ordinand at the Eastern Region Ministry Course, on placement with CCJ I have just started my placement as an Anglican ordinand in training with the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ). Recently I had the privilege of joining CCJ’s Israel/Palestine dialogue group to discuss Jewish and Christian responses to the 100th anniversary… Read more »