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 of England Bishops have now formally adopted the full IHRA definition including all its examples.
CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave said: ‘I am pleased that the definition has been formally adopted. This sends an important message to the UK Jewish community and beyond, that as people of faith we will speak up against prejudice and hatred wherever it occurs today. Jewish people should never again feel the vulnerability of previous generations and for this reason the adoption of IHRA was deemed to be important and significant at this time.’