The Council of Christians and Jews was established to fight ‘religious and racial prejudice’, especially antisemitism, and ‘to promote religious and racial harmony’. In keeping with our founding principles, this Black History Month CCJ wishes to celebrate the contributions of Christians and Jews of Black and Minority Ethnic background to the UK, and to commit ourselves to the ongoing work of religious and racial reconciliation.
To that end, we pledge:
- To honour Black contributions past and present to both the churches and the Jewish communities
- To root out all forms of racism and to challenge White privilege
- To never forget the UK’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and other historic injustices perpetrated against African and African-Caribbean communities
- To work towards our own diversity, so that CCJ represents the diversity of the nation’s churches and Jewish communities