Statement on the intended Canonisation of Pope Paul VI

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the news that Pope Paul VI is to be canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. After the horrors of the Holocaust, Pope Paul VI led the transformation of relations between the Jewish world and the Catholic Church. The significance of Nostra Aetate, which enabled formal Catholic-Jewish dialogue,… Read more »

Statement on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s work against antisemitism

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In response to recent comments in the media about the Archbishop of Canterbury, CCJ’s Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko has made the following statement: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is a trusted friend and supporter of the Jewish community and a consistently strong and leading voice in challenging antisemitism in contemporary Britain. As President of the Council of… Read more »

Letter to the Hand in Hand School in a week of escalating violence

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29 leaders from the Jewish and Christian communities joined CCJ in writing to the Hand in Hand schools assure pupils, parents, and staff that their inspiring model of dialogue and mutual support across Israeli and Palestinian communities is in our thoughts during increased tension & violence. 15th May 2018 Dear friends in the Hand in Hand… Read more »

CCJ Statement on the Windrush Generation

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“And Ruth said: ‘Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.’” [Ruth 1:16] At CCJ, we are extremely concerned by the callous treatment of the… Read more »

Statement on demonstration against antisemitism in Parliament Square

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As Christians and Jews, we declare our full solidarity with all those who are demonstrating against antisemitism in Parliament Square this evening. Wherever in society it arises and whoever allows it space, antisemitism is abhorrent and must be identified and eradicated. We are deeply concerned at attempts by some to silence the Jewish community’s response… Read more »