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Bridge Builder Awards recognize Christian, Muslim and Jewish peacemakers who stand together to help the world

22 November 2021 - As the Bridge Builder Awards were presented in a ceremony in Oslo on 22 November, interreligious peacemakers stood together to be…

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Reports

Georgetown University and "La Civiltà Cattolica” hosted a two-day international conference on intercultural and interreligious dialogue

November 10/2021 - On the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical "Fratelli tutti", Georgetown University and "La Civiltà…

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Scholarly Contributions

Redeeming Liturgy

A Eulogist’s Perspective on Rosenzweig’s Concept of Liturgy[1]

 

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Reports

Jewish and Christian Leaders reflect on COP 26

COP 26 has renewed discussion around Climate Change, what the future holds, and most importantly a means of mitigating its impact. Leaders around the…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Kristallnacht remembered

Sermon at Adas Israel Synagogue, Washington, DC, November 4, 1988.

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JCR - Reports

Reports

Georgetown University and "La Civiltà Cattolica” hosted a two-day international conference on intercultural and interreligious dialogue

November 10/2021 - On the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical "Fratelli tutti", Georgetown University and "La Civiltà…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Redeeming Liturgy

A Eulogist’s Perspective on Rosenzweig’s Concept of Liturgy[1]

 

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Scholarly Contributions

Sparks of Light: Irving Greenberg’s Post-Holocaust Theology

Irving Greenberg’s post-Shoah theology provides a blueprint for the post-Shoah reorientation required from both Judaism and Christianity in order to…

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Reflections on the Theological Nature of Dialogue

Keynote address at the G20 Interfaith Forum, 13 September 2021 in Bologna.

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Scholarly Contributions

Abraham Joshua Heschel and Nostra Aetate: Shaping the Catholic Reconsideration of Judaism during Vatican II

On the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it is important not to forget about one of the Council’s shortest but most significant…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

Letters of Cardinal Kurt Koch to Rabbi Rasson Arussi and Rabbi David Sandmel

On 12 August 2021, Rabbi Rasson Arussi, Chair of the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel for the Dialogue with the Holy See (Jerusalem), wrote…

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Reports

Research at the European Academy on “Religion and Change”

30 August 2021 - Annual Conference of the “European Academy of Religion” (EuARe) has begun – Conference comes to Germany for the first time in August…

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Reports

European Day(s) of Jewish Culture — coming up soon!

August 24, 2021 - Get ready! The annual European Day(s) of Jewish Culture is coming up soon — it officially kicks off in less than two weeks, on…

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Reports

Germany: New Federal Military Rabbi Zsolt Balla Solemnly Inaugurated into Office

Leipzig, 21st June 2021 / 11th Tamus 5781 - The new Federal Military Rabbi Zsolt Balla was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony. The ceremony, which took…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

A meditation for Yom Kippur: Isaiah and us this year

Why do we Jews fast on Yom Kippur? Is the fast meaningful or do we just do it out of habit or because of peer pressure (“Everyone is fasting”). Do we…

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Observations & Experiences

The ICCJ welcomes a new President and Executive Board

At their Annual General Meeting the ICCJ member organizations elected a new Executive Board for a tenure of three years. Chaired by the new ICCJ…

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Observations & Experiences

When the Nazis came, not everyone divided neatly into ‘good’ neighbors and ‘bad’

Lessons from my father’s German village about those who helped the Jews.

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Observations & Experiences

Jewish teachings about the importance of peace

This week Jews around the world will read the weekly portion from the Book of Exodus in which we find the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15), one of the most…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

The Church and Beyond: Hans Küng and Interreligious Relations

Hans Küng is best known for his analyses of the Catholic Church, both theologically and institutionally. But we need to appreciate as well his…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

200 quotations – Interfaith Dialogue

A collection of 200 dialogue and dialogue-related quotations, gathered from a wide range of sources – ancient and modern.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

The Significance of Jerusalem in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is devoted to the multifaceted development and implementation of new relationships between…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Religious communities in times of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their…

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JCR - Statements - Joint Christian-Jewish

Christian-Jewish

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of “Nostra aetate” (no.4)

Messages of Cardinal Kurt Koch and the “International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations” (IJCIC) on the occasion of the 55th…

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Christian-Jewish

Pondering the Possible Interreligious Consequences of the Proposed Israeli Annexation of Parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley

Statment issued by the ICCJ Executive Board of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), Heppenheim/Germany, June 18, 2020

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Christian-Jewish

ICCJ Statement on the Global Ecological Crisis

For Christians around the world September 1, the "Day of Prayer for Creation", marks the beginning of the "Season of Creation", an ecumenical…

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Christian-Jewish

The Demands of Our Time

Looking with alarm and revulsion upon the current resurgence of antisemitism in many countries the ICCJ publishes a statement entitled "The Demands of…

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JCR - Statements - Jewish

Jewish

Between Jerusalem and Rome - כלל ופרט בין ירושלים לרומי

The Shared Universal and the Respected Particular. Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate.

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Jewish

To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians

After nearly two millennia of mutual hostility and alienation, we Orthodox Rabbis who lead communities, institutions and seminaries in Israel, the…

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Jewish

Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood

On November 23, 2015 at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the "Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood," signed by various persons of…

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Jewish

Manifesto for Combating Religious Extremism

The threat posed by religious extremists is global, immediate, violent and deeply rooted in issues of identity, theology and faith. Countless…

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JCR - Statements - Roman-Catholic

Roman Catholic

Your sufferings are our sufferings

Addres of His Holiness at a meeting with the Jewish community of Slovakia, Bratislava, Rybné námestie Square, Monday, 13 September 2021.

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Roman Catholic

Education in Fraternity

Address of His Holines during the meeting with representatives of the Ecumenical Council of Churches and some Jewish communities in Hungary, Museum of…

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Roman Catholic

Back to the earth of our religions

Address of Pope Francis at the interreligious meeting during the apostolic journey to Iraq, Plain of Ur, Saturday, 6 March 2021.

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Roman Catholic

Fighting Together against Antisemitism and Anti-Judaism Will Be the Touchstone of All Real Brotherhood

In the aftermath of the terrorist murders of Samuel Paty and three people in the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Basilica in Nice, the bishops of France,…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

Pray, but stay away: holding on to faith in the time of coronavirus

Plagues of global proportions might seem biblical, but coronavirus is creating new challenges for faith leaders. Last week in Australia, many…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

What is a bar mitzvah?

It is a common scene on many a Saturday morning in cities and towns across the United States to see seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls, a few…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Has the Way Christians See Themselves Been Affected by Their New Relationship with Jews?

Lecture given at the ICCJ 2019 conference, July 1, Lund, Sweden.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

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

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…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Pope Francis' Catecheses on the Letter to the Galatians

On the occasion of some irritations and concerns caused by a series of lessons given by Pope Francis on Paul's Letter to the Galatians, the ICCJ…

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Scholarly Contributions

How Can You Know the Bible and Not Believe in Our Lord? Guiding Pilgrims across the Jewish–Christian Divide

Drawing on auto-ethnographic descriptions from four decades of my own work as a Jewish guide for Christian Holy Land pilgrims, I examine how…

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Scholarly Contributions

Interreligious Education at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College: A View from the Jewish Edge

Abstract: This chapter reports on the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (rrc)’s bold experimentation in the field of inter religious education as…

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Luther’s Shadow

Jewish and Protestant Interpretations of the Reformer’s Writings on the Jews, 1917–1933[1]

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JCR - Statements - Interreligious

Interreligious

No one is saved alone

Final communique at the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace between the large world religions, October 20, 2020, Rome.

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Interreligious

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID-19

March 25th, 2020. The COVID-19 virus presents the entire world with a series of humanitarian, financial, social and political challenges, which do not…

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Interreligious

Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Lindau, Germany, 23 August 2019

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Interreligious

The specific multi-religious character of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected

Appeal by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis regarding Jerusalem / Al-Quds the Holy Citiy and a place of encounter. Issued…

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