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 »

CCJ Statement on Quaker divestment

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It is not easy to understand the purpose of the Quaker statement on divestment from ‘companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine’, since  the Quaker community does not invest in any companies in the region. We note also that the Quaker community is not seeking to divest from any other current conflict in the world…. Read more »

CCJ Chair Statement on Anniversary of Kristallnacht

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CCJ’s Chair of Trustees, Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, posted this statement on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the ‘night of broken glass’: ‘Today, we remember the events of Kristallnacht, a series of pogroms against Jews in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht was a hideously violent crime against Jews, their homes, and their properties. Thousands were killed,… Read more »

CCJ Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

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CCJ was horrified to learn of the murderous attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh at the Etz Chaim Synagogue while its congregants were at prayer on the Sabbath. ‘Etz Chaim’ means ‘Tree of Life’, and in this attack lives have brutally been cut down through baseless hatred. This was a community that demonstrated love… Read more »

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 »