Sunday 15 March 2020 – Paul Forgasz presents ‘In the Footsteps of Spanish Jewry: From “Golden Age” National Disaster

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc Recipient of The Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 Presents In the Footsteps of Spanish Jewry: From “Golden Age” to National Disaster Speaker  Paul Forgasz In the minds of her Jewish sons and daughters, Spain was a second Jerusalem, so when the Jews were expelled 1492, …

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Friday 13 March 2020 – The Luncheon Club with Rabbi David Saperstein

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc Receiver of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 The Luncheon Club Presents A VERY SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL GUEST RABBI DAVID SAPERSTEIN President, World Union for Progressive Judaism Senior Advisor to the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on Policy & Strategy Former US Ambassador at Large for …

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Sunday 23 February 2020 – Tackling Hate Speech Program – Community Training Day

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc in conjunction with The Online Hate Prevention Institute presents The Tackling Hate Speech Program ~ Community Training Day ~ The Community Training Day is designed to teach community representatives to recognise and appropriately respond to hate. This includes training and resources so that community representatives will then …

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16 February 2020 – Aboriginal and Spirituality and the Christian Faith

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc Recipient of The Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 Presents Aboriginal Spirituality and the Christian Faith Speaker Rev Glenn Loughrey “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” ‘What I Did Today by God’, Glenn Loughrey Rev Glenn Loughrey is a …

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Launch of Gesher 2019 on 1 December

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc Recipient of The Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 Invites you to The Launch of 2019 ‘Women and Religion’ Speaker Sister Patricia Fox NDS Sister Pat Fox joined the Sisters of Sion congregation in 1969. After some years in the church, she studied law and worked …

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Religious Freedom and Interreligious Encounter

Religious Freedom and Interreligious Encounter Based on a talk delivered to the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) 22 September 2019 By Rabbi Fred Morgan AM In Australia in the year 2019, Jews are probably freer than we have been any time in our entire diasporic existence of 2000 years. Though there are occasional acts …

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Press Release – Antisemitic Incidences

PRESS RELEASE FROM COUNCIL OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS (VIC) INC 4 OCTOBER 2019 It is extremely alarming and unacceptable that after two antisemitic occurrences in Melbourne earlier this year involving a road-rage incident with a rabbi and a group of young Jewish school students, we are dismayed that another antisemitic incident has again occurred in …

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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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