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OCTOBER 2019:

- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue as a Mission. Article
- Rabbi Ute Steyer: From Apologetics to Self-confidence. A New Form of Interreligious Dialogue. Article
- Sant'Egidio: Peace with no borders. Religions and Cultures in Dialogue. Report
- Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council: Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council’s General Assembly in Matera, Italy. Report
- ICCJ: ICCJ Statement on the Global Ecological Crisis. Statement
- Gary Gilberg: The Gospel of Luke. Book review

SEPTEMBER 2019:

- Raphael Jospe: Jewish Views of Christianity: Some Reflections. Article
- Ron Kronish: Combatting hate crimes with a Jewish humanistic response. Article
- Liliane Apotheker: Back from Lund. Impressions of the 2019 Conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews. Report
- American Jewish Comittee: IJCIC, Representing World Jewry in Interreligious Dialogue, Elects Rabbi Noam Marans as Chair. Report
- Forum for Dialogue:Shared Heritage program for Polish Christian Leadership. Report
- Religions for Peace: Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace. Statement
- Heidi M. Ravven: Spinoza’s Challenge to Jewish Thought. Book review

JULY 2019:

- Raphael Jospe: Regina Coeli: A Jewish Source? Article
- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: Christianity and Judaism: a heightened friendship challenged by the return of anti-Semitism and ignorance. Article
- Pietro Parolin: Commemoration of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. Report
- World Council of Churches: WCC, IJCIC agree to restore formal relations, strengthen communication.Report
- Pope Francis: A theology of welcoming and dialogue. Statement
- Shaul Magid: Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue as a Mission

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 01.10.2019

Don Giuliano Savina, named nearly one year ago by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) as Director of its National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue (UNEDI) seems to have been born for this job – which for him is actually more of a calling than a job. ... [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

From Apologetics to Self-confidence. A New Form of Interreligious Dialogue.

Rabbi Ute Steyer* | 01.10.2019

Lecture given at the ICCJ conference 2019 in Lund/Sweden, June 30. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (180)

Combatting hate crimes with a Jewish humanistic response

Ron Kronish | 01.09.2019

Last week, I visited an injured Israeli Muslim bus driver in the town of Abu Gosh, just west of Jerusalem. Abu Gosh is a friendly Israeli Arab town, which has many wonderful restaurants visited by secular Israelis on Shabbat and holidays, and which runs two great music festivals a year. Many of the people whom I have known for years in Abu Gosh are actively involved in the Association for the Promotion of Tolerance and Coexistence in the Judean Hills, a non-profit organization in the area. … [more]

Christianity and Judaism: a heightened friendship challenged by the return of anti-Semitism and ignorance

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 02.07.2019

In recent months, a series of events in Rome highlighted the excellent state of Jewish-Christian relations today, leading many representatives on both sides to exclaim that they have never been so good before. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (127)

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009)

| 01.05.2019

Ten Years ago on January 10, 2009, Rabbi Michael Signer, one of the most outstanding figures of Jewish-Christian relations of recent times, died after a long battle against cancer. He was as one of the four authors of the groundbreaking 2000 statement Dabru Emet, subtitled “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity”. In memory of his person and his work, the following biographical sketch is published.*[more]

"I am Joseph, Your Brother"

| 01.05.2019

A documentary film (59 min.) from 2001, which follows the dramatic changes in the relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people over the past half century. … [more]

Women’s Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible

Jessica Spencer* | 01.04.2019

“The wisdom of women builds her house.” (Proverbs 14:1). … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (177)

Jewish Views of Christianity: Some Reflections

Raphael Jospe* | 01.09.2019

Much has been written in recent years on Jewish-Christian relations, including developments in Jewish attitudes towards Christianity. … [more]

Regina Coeli: A Jewish Source?

Raphael Jospe* | 03.07.2019

The famous Latin hymn of the Roman Catholic Church, “Regina Coeli” (alt. “Regina Caeli”), which goes back to the 12th century, praises Mary, the mother of Jesus, as “Queen of Heaven.”[1][more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Structures of Violence and the Denigration of Law in Christian Thought[1]

This article examines three major patterns of violence in Christian theological thought traditions: supersessionism (the idea that Christianity replaced Judaism), realized eschatology (the presentation of a promised future of reconciliation as basically already present in the world today), and inclusivism (the Christian impulse to integrate others as a universalist aim). Previous scholars have examined these patterns separately, but they have not previously been discussed in a comprehensive effort to analyze Christian thinking habits of degrading others, in particular Judaism. ... [more]