ACCJ Media Release re lifetime ban for refugees by boat

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Issued 3 November 2016 The Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ) calls on the Australian Federal Government to reconsider its proposed legislation preventing refugees who arrive in Australia by boat ever being allowed to come to Australia in the future. The ACCJ views this legislation as harsh and unwarranted. While these refugees already languish […]

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In memory of Elie Wiesel

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

We remember Elie Wiesel  who dedicated himself to the memory of the millions of European Jews who were murdered in the Shoah. In doing so, he became the acknowledged voice of its survivors and  spoke  forcefully  and eloquently for them.  He emerged from the atrocities of Auschwitz and Buchenwald to immortalise those experiences in his […]

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Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins Eulogy for William Szekely

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The Chair of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews, William Mark Szekely, died suddenly on 25 December 2015. We mourn his passing and wish William’s family and friends a long life. At the funeral in Sydney on Wednesday 30 December, Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins of Emanuel Synagogue gave this moving eulogy. Read the eulogy […]

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The echoes of the shattering glass: the reverberations of Kristallnacht into the Australia of the 21st Century

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

An Occasional Address for the Western Australia Council of Christians and Jews Monday 9 November 2015 By Ron Hoenig. I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. I wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to […]

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Bridges and Walls – The ACCJ Annual Conference 2015

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

What helps and hinders interfaith dialogue in Australia in 2015? 25–27 October 2015 Temple Beth Israel, St Kilda In challenging times, what helps and what hinders the relationships amongst people of different faiths? Australia’s oldest interfaith organisation leads the conversation at its 2015 Annual Conference: Bridges and Walls. Bridges and Walls – The ACCJ Annual […]

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ACCJ media release in relation to Stamford Hill London Synagogue attack

Friday, March 27th, 2015

On behalf of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ), we deplore the attack and its motivations perpetrated by what appears to have been a drunken group of persons in London, on a synagogue. The attack seems to have been added to by the making of anti-Semitic comments that the underlying actions of the […]

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The United Nations has proclaimed that the first week of February each year be called World Interfaith Harmony Week and calls faith communities to promote mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation amongst all peoples. Developed by Spiritual Health victoria

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Religious leaders unite to plead to ABC board

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Rick Feneley Published: December 3, 2014 – 5:09AM Almost 30 religious leaders have united to plead with the ABC board to refrain from planned cuts to the national broadcaster’s coverage of religion, which they say is “crucial in the life of our nation” and its identity. Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu leaders sent an an […]

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Christian – Jewish organization opposes cuts to ABC religious programming

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE 3/12/14. The Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ), one of Australia’s oldest interfaith organisations, has called on the ABC to reverse proposed cuts to religious broadcasting. ACCJ President William Szekely says the ABC has a responsibility to the Australian public and particularly those Australians with faith to continue to promote the moral […]

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ACCJ endorses ICCI condemnation of terror attack in Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

We see and read on the news this morning the terrible attack on worshippers in a synagogue, this time in Jerusalem, and even greater reason for condemnation. We in the ACCJ extend our sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives and wish them “A Long Life”. The attackers’ alleged motives seem lame […]

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