City Breakfast Seminar on Religious Freedom

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Seventy-eight percent of the world’s population live in countries that have serious restriction on religious freedom, according to the annual religious freedom report published in 2015. David Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom for President Obama delivered some frightening statistics at CCJ’s City Breakfast meeting on Friday, hosted by Investec and organised by the CCJ. The… Read more »

CCJ Statement on London Mayoral Election

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In the week following the elections across the UK, we offer our prayers for all those who have take up office and give thanks for their readiness to serve in these challenging times. We welcome Sadiq Khan to the important role of Mayor of London. His inauguration in Southwark Cathedral demonstrates his commitment to cross… Read more »

Still an Issue: Statement on Antisemitism by Bishop Michael Ipgrave

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Yom ha-Shoah: Oxford, 4th May 2016   When Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz and Archbishop William Temple jointly founded the Council of Christians and Jews in 1942, at the darkest time in modern European history, they defined its first aim as being ‘to check and combat all forms of religious and racial intolerance’. Of course, antisemitism… Read more »

Happy 90th Birthday to H.M. the Queen, CCJ Patron

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CCJ staff, members and Trustees send Her Majesty The Queen, our Patron all good wishes on the very special and joyous occasion of her 90th birthday. The Queen became Patron of the Council of Christians and Jews in 1952. Since then many things have changed both within our organisation and throughout the United Kingdom; during… Read more »

Statement on new set of Lambeth Awards

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(Archbishop Gregorios, Bishop Angaelos and Rabbi Dr David Rosen. In order left to right)   The Council of Christians and Jews congratulates His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios, a joint President of CCJ, who has been recently honoured in the 2016 Lambeth Awards. Among the other recipients is His Grace, Bishop Angaelos OBE, who has also received… Read more »