Statement on the attack at Lahore

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Along with many others, CCJ wishes to condemn in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated in Lahore over the Easter weekend.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been wounded or affected in any way, especially for those who have lost loved ones.  In particular, we are horrified at the targeted attack… Read more »

Press Statement: HG Bishop Angaelos and the US Statement on genocide.

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HG Bishop Angaelos, Head of the Coptic Church in the UK has welcomed the recent US announcement denouncing ISIS as ‘committing genocide’ against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims. Speaking yesterday he stated that today was a ‘significant step forwards…..as it sheds light on the important issue of human suffering and the violation of human dignity.’… Read more »

Statement on the recent intensification of attacks in Israel

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed and injured in the attacks across Israel yesterday which appear to still be ongoing, together with their friends and families. Violence such as this will not solve the conflict but serves only to further divide Israelis and Palestinians, to magnify those voices on both sides preaching… Read more »

Appointment of the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE

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Congratulations are offered to the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE, Chair of CCJ, on his appointment as the next Bishop of Lichfield. Dr Ipgrave took over as Chair of CCJ in February 2015. Since then he has embarked on an extensive plan to visit as many of CCJ’s 31 branches around the UK as… Read more »

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

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Holocaust Memorial Day presents us all with an opportunity. It is a day on which the circle of remembrance and reflection is extended beyond the Jewish community (for whom these memories are ever present and who have their own remembrance day, Yom HaShoah) to encompass wider society. It is reported on our news channels, it… Read more »