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 »

Statement – Remembering James Leek

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Dear members and friends it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CCJ Trustee and South West London and Dittons branch Co-chair, James Leek.   When we think of James Leek, we see a beaming, smiling face full of enthusiasm to help in any way he could. From the moment… Read more »

Statement on CST Report

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The Community Security Trust (CST)’s Antisemitic Incidents Report 2019 is a deeply concerning read. The report records 1,805 antisemitic incidents in the UK in 2019, the highest annual total, and a seven per cent increase in antisemitic incidents from the previous year. 2019 was the fourth consecutive year in which the annual record for antisemitic… 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 »