CCJ Statement: 07/10/15

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The Council of Christians and Jews sends condolences and heartfelt wishes for comfort at this terrible time to the families and friends of four Jewish Israeli citizens killed last week in the West Bank and in Jerusalem’s Old City. CCJ also sends comfort to the families and friends of the Palestinian teenagers killed in subsequent… Read more »

CCJ President, Rabbi Danny Rich says Britain must accept more refugees

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Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has been on BBC Radio urging the British Government to accept 20,000 refugees. Speaking on the BBC World Service, the Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich said, “If you’re facing an emergency, then I believe the goodwill, skills and resources of Britain will find a way through.” Rabbi Rich… Read more »

HG Bishop Angaelos releases statement on Refugee Crisis

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The statement below can be found on Bishop Angaelos’ website here Having seen heartbreaking images of the lifeless and abandoned body of young Aylan Kurdi lying alone on a beach in Turkey puts an all too gruesome optic to a matter either in the forefront or background of every mind over the past months. The… Read more »

CCJ Statement on refugee crisis

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The stories and pictures reaching us over the last weeks speak to us powerfully of the suffering of people who are searching for hope, freedom and security. As Christians and Jews, we share a profound commitment to respect for the dignity of every man and woman made in the image of God, and we recognise… Read more »

CCJ Statement condemns recent acts of violence and terror in Israel/Palestine

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This Shabbat, the Shabbat directly following Tisha B’Av one week ago is Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comfort. On Tisha B’Av, Jews commemorate the destruction of the Jerusalem Temples, the spiritual reason for which is “sinat chinam”, senseless hatred; on Shabbat Nachamu we read Isaiah 40 which looks beyond this destruction to a future of… Read more »