CCJ is shocked and appalled by the attempted terrorist attack by a far right extremist on a Synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. CCJ was founded in 1942 to prevent and respond to antisemitism and extremist hatred of this kind.
As Christians and Jews we stand together with the Jewish community in Germany and with the families of the two innocent bystanders, tragically caught up in the attack, regardless of their belief or background.
The right to worship in freedom and peace is a fundamental right that must be ensured. We hope for justice, healing, and reconciliation for all communities in Halle.