CCJ Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

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CCJ was horrified to learn of the murderous attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh at the Etz Chaim Synagogue while its congregants were at prayer on the Sabbath. ‘Etz Chaim’ means ‘Tree of Life’, and in this attack lives have brutally been cut down through baseless hatred. This was a community that demonstrated love… Read more »

Statement on the Church of England’s adoption of the full IHRA definition of antisemitism

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Today, on the first day of the Jewish New Year, the College of Bishops have sent a timely message of support to the Jewish community. Acknowledging the work that CCJ has done over the past 75 years to build bridges between communities and combat antisemitism and following the recommendation of the Archbishop of Canterbury,  Church… Read more »

CCJ statement on antisemitic discourse

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CCJ deeply regrets the comment made in 2013 by Jeremy Corbyn that British Zionists have “no sense of English irony” despite having ‘lived in Britain all of their lives’. This kind of old antisemitic trope that Jewish people hoped they would never hear again, seeks to imply that Jewish people in Britain are somehow outsiders… Read more »

Statement on the IHRA antisemitism definition

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As Christians and Jews, we stand firmly against antisemitism. We condemn this repugnant hatred wherever it arises and however it manifests. We believe that the definition of antisemitism should be determined by Jewish people themselves. The overwhelming feeling in the Jewish community is that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, as used… Read more »