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 »

A Sad Loss – Lord Weidenfeld

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CCJ is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lord Weidenfeld today. Lord Weidenfeld was elevated to the peerage in 1976. This followed a very successful career in journalism and publishing, in which he co-founded the publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Born in Vienna, Lord Weidenfeld was helped to escape from the Nazis as a… Read more »

Response to the Murder of Dafna Meir – 18/11/16

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As Christians and Jews who together pray for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, we are shocked and horrified by the stabbing of Dafna Meir on Sunday night inside her home in front of three of her children. Attacks like these only serve to continue the cycle of violence from which both Palestinians and Israelis desperately… Read more »