CCJ statement on the passing of Archbishop Gregorios

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Archbishop Gregorios (1928-2019)   The Council of Christians and Jews wishes to share its condolences with the family of Archbishop Gregorios, former Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, and with the entire Greek Orthodox community in the United Kingdom.   His Eminence Gregorios greatly enriched interfaith relations through his 30-year-long career as Archbishop. He was… Read more »

CCJ Statement on the shooting in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur

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CCJ is shocked and appalled by the attempted terrorist attack by a far right extremist on a Synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. CCJ was founded in 1942 to prevent and respond to antisemitism and extremist hatred of this kind.   As Christians and Jews we stand… Read more »

CCJ statement on the CST’s record high Antisemitic Incidents Report

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CCJ is deeply concerned by the CST Antisemitic Incidents Report for the first half of 2019 that is the highest number on record. This is the third consecutive year that CST has recorded an increase in antisemitic incidents. CST Chief Executive David Delew stated how this problem “reflects deepening divisions in our society and…will take… Read more »

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 »