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 »

Meeting with Pope Francis – 30 June 2015

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Today members of CCJ-UK met with His Holiness Pope Francis as part of a week long seminar, organised by the International Council of Christians and Jews, to celebrate the groundbreaking document Nostra Aetate, that changed not only Christian-Jewish relations but also Vatican relations with other faiths, as part of Vatican 2. The CCJ-UK delegation included:… Read more »

If Not Now When Statement, Rabbi David Rosen

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The Talmud (tractate Gittin 59b) declares that “the whole Torah is for the sake of peace ” and goes on to detail Jewish responsibilities to care for non-Jews accordingly. Maimonides codifies these responsibilities towards others who are not part of our community not only on the basis that “the ways of the Torah are ways… Read more »

Birthday Honours 2015

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CCJ would like to congratulate our members, friends and partners who have received honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. CCJ Vice President Dr Lionel Kopelowitz and CCJ Trustees Wendy Fidler and David Arnold, have each been awarded MBE for services to interfaith relations. Wendy Fidler MBE told the Oxford Mail, “I feel extremely privileged… Read more »