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JANUARY 2017:

- Ron Kronish: Interreligious Dialogue As An Antidote To Radical Religious Violence. Article
- JCR: Norwegian church denounces Luther's anti-Jewish writings. Report
- Vivien Laguette: Religious leaders of the Holy Land in Auschwitz. Report
- Irina Bokova: Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Report
- Bilateral Israeli Rabbinate-Vatican Commission: Promoting Peace in the Face of Violence in the Name of Religion. Statement
- Spain Summit for Religious Peace in the Middle East: Israel, Palestinians & Mid-East. Statement
- Ariel Evan Mayse: Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder. Book review

DECEMBER 2016:

- E.P. Sanders: The Understanding of Paul’s Theology and Christian Anti-Judaism. Article
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2017 Conference: Reforming, Rereading, Renewing. Report
- JCR: No to a mission to the Jews. Decision of the EKD Synod (Germany) in 2016. Report
- Myriam Ambroselli: Religious Leaders’ Summit for Peace in the Middle East: “Religion can no longer be an obstacle”. Report
- Evangelical Church in Germany: "… he keeps faith forever." (Psalm 146:6). A Declaration concerning Christians and Jews as Witnesses of God's Faithfulness. Statement
- Pope Francis: May the religions be wombs of life. Statement

NOVEMBER 2016:

- Rabbi David Rosen: The Jewish-Christian Dialogue – its Universal Significance. Article
- Shimon Peres: Our hope ist not lost. Article
- Scarboro Missions: Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Cardinal Augustin Bea (1881-1968). Article
- Dick Pruiksma: In Memoriam Sir Sigmund Sternberg. Report

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Interreligious Dialogue As An Antidote To Radical Religious Violence

Ron Kronish | 01.01.2017

How can interreligious and intercultural dialogue be used positively to reverse the destruction created by radical extremist fundamentalist movements? ... [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

The Understanding of Paul’s Theology and Christian Anti-Judaism

E.P. Sanders | 02.12.2016

In Rom. 9.4-5, Paul writes this about his kindred “according to the flesh:” “They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship [that is, the temple services]. And from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah.” ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (154)

Our hope ist not lost

Shimon Peres | 01.11.2016

Shimon Peres, israeli statesman, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and tireless warrior for peace, died on September 28, 2016. To remember his character and to honour his legacy JCR republishes his speech, given on January 27, 2010, at the German Parliament on the occasion of Holocaust remembrance day.[more]

The Mutating Virus: Understanding Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 02.10.2016

Key note speech by former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Lord Jonathan Sacks during a conference about anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe, hosted by the European Parliament on September 27, 2016.[more]

Will the world ever learn?

Elie Wiesel | 01.09.2016

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel, the Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, died July 2 this year, 2016. He was the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. To remember his extraordinary character and to honour his legacy JCR republishes his speech, given on June 5, 2009, when he visited together with US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where his father once was murdered.[more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (115)

The Jewish-Christian Dialogue – its Universal Significance

Rabbi David Rosen | 01.11.2016

There is nothing comparable to the transformation of the Jewish-Christian relationship “in our times”. A people presented by the Church in the past as condemned, rejected by God, in league with the devil, is today viewed in the words of Saint John Paul II as the “dearly beloved elder brother of the Church of the Eternal Covenant” with whom the Church has a unique “intrinsic” relationship. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Cardinal Augustin Bea (1881-1968)

Scarboro Missions | 01.11.2016

At an age when many people have long since retired, Augustin Bea found himself thrust into the heart of some of the most controversial debates in modern Catholic history—and became one of the quiet heroes of modern Jewish-Catholic relations. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (150)

From IV Lateran Council to II Vatican Council – 800 Years of Catholic Attitudes towards Judaism

Mordechay Lewy | 02.06.2016

Speech delivered on 9th of November 2015 at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome by , … [more]

The Covenant that was Never Cancelled. Historical facts and Prophetic Visions

Michael P. Maier | 01.05.2016

Lecture presented at the conference “From the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 to Nostra Aetate in 1965”, November 9, 2015, Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.[more]

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Universalism and Particularism in the Liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Of all of the Jewish holidays, the major ones that are coming up next week—Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)—are the most universal in their message. At the same time, they do not ignore Jewish particularism. Yet, the universalist/humanist side of these days is all too often downplayed and subdued in favor of the nationalist themes which can also be found in our prayers on these days. ... [more]