Statement on the Church of England’s adoption of the full IHRA definition of antisemitism

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Today, on the first day of the Jewish New Year, the College of Bishops have sent a timely message of support to the Jewish community. Acknowledging the work that CCJ has done over the past 75 years to build bridges between communities and combat antisemitism and following the recommendation of the Archbishop of Canterbury,  Church… Read more »

CCJ statement on antisemitic discourse

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CCJ deeply regrets the comment made in 2013 by Jeremy Corbyn that British Zionists have “no sense of English irony” despite having ‘lived in Britain all of their lives’. This kind of old antisemitic trope that Jewish people hoped they would never hear again, seeks to imply that Jewish people in Britain are somehow outsiders… Read more »

Statement on the IHRA antisemitism definition

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As Christians and Jews, we stand firmly against antisemitism. We condemn this repugnant hatred wherever it arises and however it manifests. We believe that the definition of antisemitism should be determined by Jewish people themselves. The overwhelming feeling in the Jewish community is that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, as used… Read more »

The Council of Christians and Jews welcomes Methodist Conference Memorial

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the memorial on antisemitism passed by the Methodist Conference this week. The memorial which was brought to the Conference by the Lincolnshire Synod of the Methodist Church celebrates the 75th anniversary of CCJ and notes the contributions Methodist ministers the Revd Bill Simpson and the Revd Henry… Read more »