CCJ Statement on Vandalism at Beit Jamal Monastery

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The Council of Christians and Jews is very concerned at the vandalism and desecration last week targeted at the Beit Jamal Monastery in Beit-Shemesh. This was the third such attack at the monastery since 2013. This sort of vandalism is an attack on freedom of religion and diversity. The Holy Land is a region of… Read more »

Statement on JPR’s Report into Antisemitism in the UK

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JPR’s report on antisemitism released today while encouraging should give us all a moment’s pause. The report shows that when presented with an array of different statements considered antisemitic by the Jewish community, 70% of respondents rejected all of them. And yet this still leaves 30% of respondents who agreed with one or more of… Read more »

Statement on the Passing of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is saddened to hear of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor was a respected friend of the Jewish community in Britain and an important advocate for Jewish/Christian relations. In his role as Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, he was a valued President of CCJ for many years…. Read more »

CCJ Director comments on withdrawal of “Open Letter” on Israel/Palestine at Methodist Conference

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‘The Council of Christians and Jews finds the “Open Letter” brought to discussion at the Methodist Conference to be lacking in balance and absent of practical solutions to the complex issues facing both Palestinians and Israelis. The document focuses on a narrow interpretation of history and theology whilst ignoring decades of work for peace on… Read more »

CCJ Statement on Terrorist Attack in Finsbury Park

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CCJ condemns the violent and islamophobic attack against Muslim worshippers at the Finsbury Park Welfare House as they left following prayers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of victims of the attack. As people of faith we offer our support and solidarity to the Muslim community and stand to defend their… Read more »