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King Charles new patron of Council of Christians and Jews

'Fighting antisemitism and all prejudice needs us all. His Majesty's patronage signals commitment to this at the highest level' says leading interfaith charity

Pic: CCJ
Pic: CCJ

The nation’s first interfaith charity and the leading forum for Jewish-Christian dialogue has announced that King Charles III will be its new patron.

The Council of Christians and Jews, (CCJ) was confirmed as a Royal Patronage following a major review of more than 1,000 charity and organisations to mark the first anniversary of Their Majesties’ Coronation.

Her Late Majesty The Queen was CCJ’s patron for seven decades.

The organisation’s Chair Bishop Sarah Bullock said: “In an age of interfaith tension in the UK, this news is welcome. Fighting antisemitism and all prejudice needs us all, and His Majesty’s patronage signals commitment to this at the highest level.”

In 2021, the CCJ conferred its annual Bridge Award to His Majesty The King. The accolade recognises individuals who have made a significant, exceptional and leading contribution to building bridges between peoples, in a Christian-Jewish or wider setting.

One of the oldest inter faith organisations in the UK, the Council of Christians and Jews was founded in 1942 by the then Chief Rabbi, Joseph Hertz and Archbishop William Temple.

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