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OCTOBER 2017:

- Reuven Firestone: A Phenomenology of Monotheism in Relationship: Jews, Christians and Muslims. Article
- Ron Kronish: Fasting on Yom Kippur for Social Justice and Peace. Article
- JCR: TThe European Muslim Jewish Leadership Council about Parliamentary elections in Germany, 24th September 2017. Report
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Orthodox Judaism and the Catholic Church, celebrating a new milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations. Report
- Pope Francis: "We have a special responsibility to be and to live as people of peace". Statement
- Joseph Tabory: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Book review

SEPTEMBER 2017:

- “Make Friends Across Religions” World’s Most Prominent Religious Leaders Make Historical Joint Appeal to Everyone. Article
- Rabbi Abraham Skorka: The Relevance of Tradition and Change for Interreligious Dialogue: A Jewish Perspective. Article
- Philip A. Cunningham: Some brief remarks on the overall direction of Christian-Jewish relations and the mission of the ICCJ. Article
- Nike Snijders: The Seelisberg Legacy and Education. Article
- Anette Adelmann: Commemorating the Seelisberg Conference 1947. Article
- A Statement from Christian Ethicists Without Borders on White Supremacy and Racism. Statement signed by over 780 concerned Christian ethicists and theologians. Report
- Murray Watson: ICCJ 2017 Conference in Bonn, Germany. Report
- Anette Adelmann: The ICCJ welcomes a new President and a new Executive Board. Report

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

A Phenomenology of Monotheism in Relationship: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Reuven Firestone | 01.10.2017

Subsequent another contribution of a series of articles (see: part one, part two , part three) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Fasting on Yom Kippur for Social Justice and Peace

Ron Kronish | 01.10.2017

Fasting on Yom Kippur is widespread for Jews in Israel and around the world, even for those who are not necessarily generally observant. Yet, it is often done out of habit or from a sense of Jewish solidarity, since millions of Jews gather in synagogues around the world on this day to express their identification with the Jewish people, in ways that are often inexplicable and even somewhat irrational. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (162)

“Make Friends Across Religions”

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I – Grand Mufti Shawki Allam – Pope Francis – H.H. the Dalai Lama – Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani – Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh – Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) – Archbishop Justin Welby – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – Archbishop Antje Jackelén – Ayatollah Sayyid Hassan Al-Qazwini – Rabbi Abraham Skorka – Ven. Khandro Rinpoche | 02.09.2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 * The most prominent leaders of the world’s major religions released a joint appeal today calling on the people of the world to unify and make friends across religions. … [more]

Some brief remarks on the overall direction of Christian-Jewish relations and the mission of the ICCJ

Philip A. Cunningham | 01.09.2017

Farewell address of ICCJ's outgoing President during the closing dinner of the 2017 annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), Bonn, Germany, July 5, 2017. [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (118)

The Relevance of Tradition and Change for Interreligious Dialogue: A Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 01.09.2017

Address given during the opening event of ICCJ's annual conference, Bonn, Germany, July 2, 2017.[more]

The Seelisberg Legacy and Education

Nike Snijders | 01.09.2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Seelisberg Emergency Conference on Antisemitism. In 1947, much of the initial framework for international interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews was established. … [more]

Commemorating the Seelisberg Conference 1947

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 01.09.2017

Seventy years ago today ICCJ's founding conference ended in Seelisberg with groundbreaking results still applicable in our times. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (156)

The Return of the Wandering Jew: The State of Israel as a Theological Challenge for Jewish-Christian Relations

Peter Colwell* | 01.06.2017

Subsequent the third contribution of a series of articles (for part one see here, and part two here) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR … [more]

Judaism as Sui Generis for Christians and Part of the Wider Dialogue

Patrick Morrow* | 01.05.2017

Subsequent the second contribution of a series of articles (for part one see here) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Responsibility of Religions for Peace

Opening Statement by Germany's Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at the Conference on the "Responsibility of Religions for Peace", May 22, 2017. ... [more]