Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

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CCJ welcomes the decision of the Bishops of the Church in Wales to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. In a statement the Church in Wales bishops recognised the Church’s “need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment.” CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave… Read more »

CCJ Statement on the Antisemitic Remarks at Cambridge Union

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CCJ is appalled by the antisemitic words of the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at Cambridge Union. The decision to provide a platform for a Holocaust revisionist who frequently spreads antisemitic tropes is troubling. When questioned on his previous remarks about Jews and money the Malaysian PM responded, “I have some Jewish friends, very good… Read more »

CCJ appoints new Deputy Director

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The Chair and Trustees of the Council of Christians and Jews are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Nathan Eddy (PhD later this year) as Deputy Director. Nathan is a gifted Christian theologian and pastor, with an outstanding specialist knowledge of Christian-Jewish relations. He carried out his PhD research on Psalms at Northern College,… Read more »

Christians and Jews campaign together for refugees

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) has launched a new resource, For Refugees, With Refugees: Advancing Interfaith Responses. The resource is part of a campaign for Christians and Jews to work together to support refugees in their communities. It provides religious reflections, ideas for grassroots projects, and practical advice for interfaith activists. Jewish and… Read more »

CCJ Statement on Christchurch Mosque Shootings

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As Christians and Jews, we feel deep solidarity with the Muslim community in reaction to the horrific massacre of 49 innocent Muslims in Christchurch New Zealand while at prayer this morning in two mosques. These barbaric killings—and those at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh or at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in… Read more »