Sunday 22 September – Religious Freedom Discussion

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc Recipient of The Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 Presents A Jewish- Baptist Dialogue FREEDOM OF RELIGION: ‘The importance of interfaith respect in fostering religion for human flourishing.’ At a time when the notion of ‘freedom of religion’ seems to be mired in controversy, it is …

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PRESS RELEASE 19 August 2019

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) Vic held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 August.  The AGM was chaired by the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter A. Comensoli, who spoke passionately about interfaith dialogue and the important work of the Council. Thilo Troschke remains Chair of CCJ Vic, but the new Vice Chair is …

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Chairman’s Report to the Annual General Meeting on 18 August 2019

Dear friends First of all, let me acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we are meeting on today, the Original Custodians, and I pay my respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. A special welcome to Anette Adelmann, the General Secretary of the International Council of Christians and Jews, who will give the …

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Tackling Hate Speech Program

Dear Members and Friends Recently, violent extremism has targeted synagogues in the United States, mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and churches in Sri Lanka.  It’s fed by the growing divisions in society created by hate speech, much of it online.  Today I am writing to you to seek your support for a new initiative to …

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AGM Sunday 18 August 2019

The Executive Committee of the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) Inc. announces and gives notice of the Thirty-Fifth Annual General Meeting Sunday 18 August 2019 at 3:00pm Temple Beth Israel 76-82 Alma Road, St Kilda 3182 Moderated and Chaired by the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter A. Comensoli Featuring The Annual Sister Shirley Sedawie …

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ACCJ Statement on the Chabad Synagogue in San Diego

Statement on the attack on the Chabad Synagogue in San Diego The Australian Council of Christians and Jews expresses its horror at the murderous attack on worshippers at the Chabad at Poway Synagogue in San Diego. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the woman who was killed and those who were wounded …

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A Statement on the Bombings in Sri Lanka

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews has issued a statement on the bombings in Sri Lanka Click here to download the statement:   http://www.ccjvic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/A-statement-on-the-bombings-in-Sri-Lanka-6.pdf  

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ACCJ Statement on the Fire at Notre Dame de Paris

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews has issued a statement on the dreadful fire at Notre Dame de Paris Click here to download the statement:  http://www.ccjvic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ACCJ-Statement-on-Fire-at-Notre-Dame.pdf   Below is the reply from the Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France.   Dear friends of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews, I am very moved, and we …

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

Dear Members and Friends below is an important statement from Pope France to Members of the American Jewish Committee http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/speeches/2019/march/documents/papa-francesco_20190308_american-jewish-committee.html#&ui-state=dialog ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE Consistory Hall Friday, 8 March 2019 Dear friends, I offer you a warm welcome to the Vatican. Your organization has had close …

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The Demands of Our Time – Statement from the International Council of Christians and Jews

Dear Members and Friends Below is an important statement from the International Council of Christians and Jews.  Follow this link to the ICCJ website:  http://www.iccj.org/Media.6348.0.html THE DEMANDS OF OUR TIME: A STATEMENT ON ANTISEMITISM Antisemitism is on the rise in Europe, the Americas and elsewhere. In many places, Jews have expressed fear and insecurity. Frequent …

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