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MAY 2015:

- Cardinal Walter Kasper: Anti-semitism: A wound to be healed. Article
- Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Beware of simple answers! The role of religion in modern society. Article
- Pope Francis: Pope condemns anti-Semitism and shows solidarity with the Jewish people Statement
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ Mourns the Death of former Roman Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff (1915 – 2015). Report
- Saint Joseph’s University: SJU Announces Details of Sculpture to Mark 50 Years of New Catholic-Jewish Relationship. Report
- Pew Research Center: Number of Muslims Worldwide Expected to Nearly Equal Number of Christians by 2050; Religiously Unaffiliated Will Make Up Declining Share of World’s Population. Report
- Mark Blum: The Experiential Development of Theodor Herzl's Vision. Book review

APRIL 2015:

- John T. Pawlikowski, OSM: Towards a Renewed Theology of Christianity's Bond with Judaism. Article
- Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: Faith and Secularism. The New Global Context. A European Perspective. Article
- Scarboro Missions: Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher (1904 - 1993). Article
- Dick Pruiksma: In Memoriam Dr Jacobus (Coos) Schoneveld (27.1.1934 - 12.3.2015). Report
- Sam Brody: A New Edition of the Works of Eva Jospe: Student and Scholar of Modern Jewish Thought. Book review

MARCH 2015:

- Adele Reinhartz: Rabbi Jesus in the Gospel of John. Article
- The Interfaith Observer: "Top 10 Things You Must Know About ..." A World Interfaith Harmony Week Series. Article
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ Conference 2015 in Rome - Registration opened! Report
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ Board Meets in Vienna: Discussions Centre on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe. Report
- Conference of European Rabbis: Manifesto for Combating Religious Extremism. Statement
- Piero Capelli: Disputation and Desecration: The Talmud Trial of 1240. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Beware of simple answers!

Frank-Walter Steinmeier | 01.05.2015

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the University of Tunis El Manar, 24.01.2015 ... [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Anti-semitism: A wound to be healed

Cardinal Walter Kasper | 01.05.2015

Together with the faith of the Fathers and of the Torah, the Temple of Jerusalem - at least until Titus destroyed it in the year 70 - was the heart of Judaism, with the exception of certain groups such as the Essenes and the Samaritans. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (138)

Faith and Secularism. The New Global Context. A European Perspective

Pinchas Goldschmidt* | 01.04.2015

The twentieth century was the most secular century in history, and it was the bloodiest ever recorded. Two secular ideologies, National Socialism and Communism swept the European continent. National Socialism was destroyed by the Allies and Communism imploded peacefully. The West built a secular post-Christian society, where religion was relegated to the back burner. … [more]

“You should never be a bystander!”

Bartosz Bartyzel, State museum Auschwitz-Birkenau | 02.02.2015

On January 27, about 300 Survivors, witnesses of the history of Auschwitz, have met in front of the Death Gate of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (103)

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher (1904 - 1993)

Scarboro Missions | 01.04.2015

Today, there are several dozen centres around the world dedicated to studying the relationship between Christians and Jews. But it was Monsignor John Oesterreicher who deserves the credit for establishing the first of them, creating a new type of institution to reflect a new and very different way of thinking about how Jews and Christians could—and should—relate to each other. … [more]

"Top 10 Things You Must Know About ..."

The Interfaith Observer | 01.03.2015

During the month of February, Religions for Peace USA (RfPUSA) is releasing a series of short educational videos inspired by World Interfaith Harmony Week;(WIHW). The videos are viewable here. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

Scarboro Missions | 01.01.2015

Arguably one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Warsaw on January 11, 1907, the descendant of two prominent rabbinic dynasties. He grew up in a traditional Hasidic family, and studied in a rabbinic seminary before receiving his ordination (smikha) as a rabbi in 1927. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (143)

Towards a Renewed Theology of Christianity's Bond with Judaism

John T. Pawlikowski, OSM | 01.04.2015

Presented to the Annual Conference of the International Council of Christians & Jews Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2014* … [more]

Rabbi Jesus in the Gospel of John

Adele Reinhartz* | 01.03.2015

In November of 2009, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Chief Rabbi of the city of Efrat in Israel, was severely criticized for referring to “Rabbi Jesus” in a filmed interview that was subsequently posted on YouTube.{1} In an attempt to calm the storm, Rabbi Riskin subsequently retracted the statement and explained himself as follows: … [more]

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Articles | Observations & Experiences

"There is no German identity without Auschwitz"

Federal President Joachim Gauck on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism on 27 January 2015 at the German Bundestag in Berlin: ... [more]