RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoW.Temple 16
Extent309 ff.
TitleCOUNCIL OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS
Date25 Jan 1942-June 1944
DescriptionPapers relating to the formation and development of the Council, including: agendas and minutes; reports on the work of the Executive Committee; memoranda; draft constitutions; lists of members; statements for the press; accounts of receipts and expenses; a programme for the Luton Religion and Life Week, 14-21 June 1942 (ff. 35-7); a copy of the Bulletin of the Society of Jews and Christians for December 1942 (ff. 142-9); the text of a leaflet on 'The Fifth Freedom' (f. 173); a summary of replies from Lord Mayors and Mayors on the prevalence of anti-semitism in their towns (ff. 212-13); a copy of the 'Three-Faith Declaration on World Peace' by Protestants, Catholics and Jews of the U.S.A., dated 7 October 1943 (ff. 238-40), and a draft (f. 282) and final version (f. 290) of the Council's reply; reviews of stories related to anti-semitism in the press for November 1943 (ff. 241-2), January 1944 (ff. 264-5), February 1944 (ff. 275-7), March 1944 (ff. 284-6), and June 1944 (ff. 308-9); a copy of 'Christians and Jews: An Occasional Review' for November 1943 (ff. 243-52); and a report of progress made by local councils and groups (f. 291). Also contains material on the public perception of Jews, particularly their perceived links with black market activities. Correspondents include: David Mathew, Bishop Auxiliary of Westminster (f. 1); Henry Carter, General Secretary of the Social Welfare Department of the Methodist Church (ff. 2-3); William Wynn Simpson, Joint Secretary of the Council of Christians and Jews (passim); Archbishop Temple (passim); Joseph Herman Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire (ff. 20-1, 46, 52, 56, 66); Philip John Noel-Baker, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (ff. 54-5); Charles William Gray Taylor, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (ff. 99, 103); Everett R. Clinchy, President of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, U.S.A. (f. 106); the Christian Council for Refugees from Germany and Central Europe (f. 189); and Robert Gilbert Vansittart, 1st Baron Vansittart (ff. 191, 196).

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