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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]

“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]

Responsibility of Religions for Peace

Sigmar Gabriel | 01.06.2017

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

Jews from Here

Pierre Anctil | 01.05.2017

The site "Jews from Here" presents the journey of hundred individuals of Jewish origin who have, in one way or another, contributed to Quebec society by their professional dedication, artistic creativity or social commitment. … [more]

Italy’s Rabbis protest – controversy over title and program of Italian biblical association colloquium

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 01.04.2017

The original title and presentation of a colloquium organized by the Associazione Biblica Italiana (ABI - with membership of c. 800 Biblical scholars and professors, recognized by CEI - Italy’s Episcopal Conference) scheduled for September has caused indignant comments amongst the Italian rabbinate. … [more]

Traces of the Holocaust

Michael Ipgrave* | 01.02.2017

Lecture given at Lichfield Cathedral, 27.01.17 (Holocaust Memorial Day). … [more]

Social Cohesion Must Be Strengthened to Make Diversity ‘a Plus, Not a Threat

António Guterres | 01.02.2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the observance ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in New York, 27 January, 2017: … [more]

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]