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 »

CCJ releases Refugee Week resource

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Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018, is the UK’s largest festival promoting understanding of refugees and celebrating their contribution. CCJ’s guide to Refugee Week contains advice on how to run your own interfaith Refugee Week event, as well as Christian and Jewish liturgy and commentaries for the Sabbath services in that week. We hope you find… Read more »

Statement on the intended Canonisation of Pope Paul VI

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the news that Pope Paul VI is to be canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. After the horrors of the Holocaust, Pope Paul VI led the transformation of relations between the Jewish world and the Catholic Church. The significance of Nostra Aetate, which enabled formal Catholic-Jewish dialogue,… Read more »

Statement on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s work against antisemitism

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In response to recent comments in the media about the Archbishop of Canterbury, CCJ’s Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko has made the following statement: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is a trusted friend and supporter of the Jewish community and a consistently strong and leading voice in challenging antisemitism in contemporary Britain. As President of the Council of… Read more »