CCJ’s response to statements by the University of Essex Vice Chancellor and Students’ Union

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CCJ commends the swift action taken by both the Students’ Union and the Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex. We welcome the ratification of the University of Essex Jewish Society and are pleased to see positive action taking place against antisemitism. We endorse the decision of the university to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance… Read more »

Letter of solidarity to Jewish students at Essex University

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Dear Jewish Students at Essex University, We are faith representatives from universities around the country committed to enabling good relations between Jews and non-Jews. As students and young people of different faiths we wish to express our solidarity with you as you set up a Jewish Society at Essex University. JSocs provide an important community… Read more »

Statement on vandalism at Whitefield Jewish cemetery

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  The Council of Christians and Jews is outraged by the despicable acts of vandalism committed at the Jewish cemetery in Whitefield, North Manchester. Greater Manchester Police have stated that they are treating this incident as a ‘hate crime’ and we hope that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. We are proud of the… Read more »

CCJ Statement on UCLSU vote not to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

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CCJ shares Jewish students’ disappointment following the UCL SU’s vote to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. CCJ believes that antisemitism should be defined by Jewish people. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition is the most widely accepted definition of antisemitism among Jewish communities. It is used by governments around the world, the Crown… Read more »

CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission

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At the closure of the Council of Christians and Jews’ (CCJ’s) 75th Anniversary year, the Presidents of CCJ have re-affirmed their commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Read their full affirmation statement: The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) was founded in 1942 out of the crisis of civilisation that was the Second World War. Our… Read more »