Faith schools don’t need to be divisive, but can be a place to celebrate what we have in common
The Council of Christians and Jews was established in 1942, at a tragic time when the Jewish world was being decimated by an ideology defined by hatred. As we struggled to deal with the devastation and grief of the Holocaust, the CCJ lit a flare of hope for what the future might hold. If we could somehow survive the most sophisticated campaign ever conceived to wipe out an entire people, perhaps we could find peace in a society defined not by enmity and difference, but by mutual respect and admiration.
We succeeded, not without exception, but broadly speaking. One of the most famous extracts from the Psalms provides the theme for the CCJ’s 75th anniversary celebrations this year: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.”