Statement on vandalism at Whitefield Jewish cemetery

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  The Council of Christians and Jews is outraged by the despicable acts of vandalism committed at the Jewish cemetery in Whitefield, North Manchester. Greater Manchester Police have stated that they are treating this incident as a ‘hate crime’ and we hope that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. We are proud of the… Read more »

CCJ Statement on UCLSU vote not to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

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CCJ shares Jewish students’ disappointment following the UCL SU’s vote to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. CCJ believes that antisemitism should be defined by Jewish people. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition is the most widely accepted definition of antisemitism among Jewish communities. It is used by governments around the world, the Crown… Read more »

CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission

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At the closure of the Council of Christians and Jews’ (CCJ’s) 75th Anniversary year, the Presidents of CCJ have re-affirmed their commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Read their full affirmation statement: The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) was founded in 1942 out of the crisis of civilisation that was the Second World War. Our… Read more »

CCJ Statement on Quaker divestment

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It is not easy to understand the purpose of the Quaker statement on divestment from ‘companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine’, since  the Quaker community does not invest in any companies in the region. We note also that the Quaker community is not seeking to divest from any other current conflict in the world…. Read more »

CCJ Chair Statement on Anniversary of Kristallnacht

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CCJ’s Chair of Trustees, Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, posted this statement on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the ‘night of broken glass’: ‘Today, we remember the events of Kristallnacht, a series of pogroms against Jews in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht was a hideously violent crime against Jews, their homes, and their properties. Thousands were killed,… Read more »