CCJ statement on antisemitic discourse

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CCJ deeply regrets the comment made in 2013 by Jeremy Corbyn that British Zionists have “no sense of English irony” despite having ‘lived in Britain all of their lives’. This kind of old antisemitic trope that Jewish people hoped they would never hear again, seeks to imply that Jewish people in Britain are somehow outsiders… Read more »

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 »