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The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the memorial on antisemitism passed by the Methodist Conference this week. The memorial which was brought to the Conference by the Lincolnshire Synod of the Methodist Church celebrates the 75th anniversary of CCJ and notes the contributions Methodist ministers the Revd Bill Simpson and the Revd Henry Carter made to CCJ’s founding. Noting the recent rise in antisemitism in the UK and around the world, the memorial called on the Methodist Church to reaffirm its abhorrence for antisemitism.

It is vital for Christians to stand with the Jewish community in exposing hatred and upholding a society which celebrates diversity. So we look forward to continuing to work with the Methodist Church to challenge antisemitism, including through the use of the Methodist Church’s EDI Toolkit, and enable dialogue and good relations between Christians and Jews.