Response from Bishop Michael to the Grenfell Tower Fire

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We will all have been deeply saddened to see the harrowing scenes of individuals and families trapped in the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. As we weep for those who have been killed and mourn with those who are bereaved, and as we salute the bravery and professionalism of our fire and… Read more »

CCJ statement ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8th June

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The General Election on Thursday 8th June will be a crucial decision-making moment for the future of the UK. The election campaign has been shaped by a number of important issues. But events in Manchester and in London recently have shown what is of central significance at the present time: the value of the individual… Read more »

CCJ Statement on Attack in Manchester

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The Council of Christians and Jews stands alongside the people of Manchester in their moment of unbearable suffering and tragedy. We remember in our prayers all those who have been affected by last night’s cruel and inhumane attack: the lives lost, the injured, the emergency services, and individuals who rushed to help strangers in need… Read more »

CCJ Statement on NUS Elections

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Four candidates standing for NUS positions in this week’s National Conference have been found to have made antisemitic posts or comments on social media. Over the last year antisemitism has been a problem that has repeatedly appeared within the NUS, and it is disturbing that more antisemitism is being uncovered. As an organisation NUS works… Read more »

CCJ Statement For Yom HaShoah

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Today is Yom Hashoah, the Jewish community’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Its date was chosen as the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Yom Hashoah is marked annually on its anniversary going by its Hebrew date, 27th Nisan. The day is marked by the lighting of candles in memory of the 6 million Jews and… Read more »