Press Release: CEC president greets the Jewish Community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah

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PRESS RELEASE No. 14/26
23 September 2014

CEC president greets the Jewish Community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah

The Conference of European Churches shares with the Jewish communities in Europe hopes for new beginnings in this season of remembrance and renewal. The president, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill D.D., offered his warm greetings to all in the European Jewish communities and underlined “the deep bonds of solidarity and friendship in faith that bind us together through our common roots”.  CEC is engaged with the search for peace and justice, and is committed to combating all forms of anti-Semitism as well as other forms of xenophobia and inhumanity.  He also added, “it is especially important in any legitimate global discussion of questions relating to Israel and the Palestinian People that this should not be allowed to foster anti-Semitism.”

CEC member Churches and Jewish communities are called in these challenging times to pray that the efforts towards lasting Peace in the World will bear fruit. “On Rosh Hashanah there is much to remember and pray for”, Christopher Hill added, expressing the hope that Church and Synagogue may find common ways to deepen the mutual brother- and sisterhood, continuing to nurture mutual respect and efforts to build a world in which God makes his face to shine upon all in the year ahead (Numbers 6: 24-26).
For more information:

CEC General Secretariat
Phone: +41 22 791 6228
Fax: +41 22 791 627
Email: GenSecretariat@cec-kek.org 

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 national council of churches and organisations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg. www.ceceurope.org

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