Following the death last week of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks the British Council of Christians and Jews released the following statement:
“Rabbi Lord Sacks was a towering religious leader and intellectual. As one of the Presidents of the Council of Christians and Jews during his tenure as Chief Rabbi, he developed friendships with successive Archbishops of Canterbury, Archbishops of Westminster and other Christian leaders.
His books, other writings, lectures and media appearances were followed and admired not only by the Jewish community but by millions of Christians, and by people of all faiths and none. His sparkling address to the Lambeth Conference in 2008 is still remembered today. Two years ago, we were honoured to give him the CCJ Bridge Award to recognize his outstanding achievements. His influence will endure for years to come through the many he inspired, influenced and touched with his warmth and wisdom.”
We support this and mourn his passing.