By Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, Deputy Director Excerpts of this piece were published in the Church Times last week. On ‘Seder’ night, the first night of Passover, which coincides this year with Good Friday, the Jewish community will ask ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ Only a week before Passover, Jews and others around… Read more »
By Dr Stephen Innes, Programme Manager Lent is a journey that is about reflection but it is also about seeing more clearly. The liturgical season of Lent is a season of Christian reflection, lasting forty days, which begins on Ash Wednesday (18 February) and concludes on Easter (April 5). The word “Lent” in English derives… Read more »
By Dr Steve Innes, Programme Manager In the past week we have seen two events appear in the news that highlight some of the increasingly difficult challenges currently facing Jewish-Christian relations–and more specifically, the issue of the Israel-Palestine conflict—in higher education. The one which received more attention was the call from the student union of… Read more »
By Dr Steve Innes, Programme Manager The recent report published by the Community Security Trust (CST) shows that 1168 antisemitic incidents were reported in Britain in 2014, more than double the amount recorded in 2013 and the highest total ever recorded by the CST.
By Dr Steve Innes, Programme Manager I had the privilege of attending the most recent meeting of the CCJ Theology group, graciously hosted by the Sisters of Sion in Notting Hill. Over the past three years, a group of eight Jews and eight Christians (comprised of CCJ branch representatives, some trustees and CCJ members) have… Read more »