Thursday, 29 September 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury's Rosh Hashanah message

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued his annual greeting to Jewish friends and fellow workers on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 2011.

In it he speaks of the challenges that continue to face Jewish communities, in the UK and elsewhere. Changes engulfing the Arab world "will undoubtedly bring fresh concerns - as well, we hope, as opportunities ."

The message also speaks of the conference hosted earlier this year at Lambeth Palace on the position of Christians in the Holy Land. The Archbishop expresses appreciation for the part played by leading members of the Jewish community in Britain and friends from Israel through their contributions to the discussion and the emotional energy required to ensure all voices were heard and respected.

The message and greetings can be found here