"Convocation for Remembrance and Hope" Held on September 11 in Jerusalem


On September 11, 2003, the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) hosted a "Convocation for Remembrance and Hope” at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer and other distinguished diplomats and religious leaders. … [more]

Vatican and Chief Rabbinate of Israel issue statement on human sanctity, family values


Meeting in Rome from February 23 to 27, 2003, delegates of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel discussed topics of mutual concern and issued a joint statement on "The Sanctity of Human Life" and "Family Values." … [more]

Edith Stein letter asking Pope to intervene on behalf of Jews is released from Vatican Archives


A letter from Edith Stein to Pope Pius XI urgently requesting him to intervene on behalf of persecuted Jews in Nazi Germany is among the first documents to come to public attention as a result of the Vatican's recent action opening further sections of its archives … [more]

Pope John Paul II welcomes Chief Rabbi of Rome to the Vatican


Rome, February 13 -- Pope John Paul II received the new Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo di Segni, in a private audience today, followed by a meeting with other representatives of Rome's Jewish community. … [more]

Ratisbonne Institute to be moved to Rome


The Ratisbonne Institute, a Catholic center for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem whose academic activities were suspended in 2001 for a two-year period, will not reopen in Jerusalem but will be moved to Rome … [more]

President of Latvia presents ICCJ Annual Sir Sigmund Sternberg Award


Mrs. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, presented the ICCJ(International Council of Christians and Jews) Annual International Sir Sigmund Sternberg Award yesterday to Professor Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum. … [more]

Cambridge Centre expands "distance learning" program


The academic year 2002-2003 marks the fifth year of operation of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England. … [more] adopts new technology


Effective January 1, 2003, is using a new, 'dynamic' web technology that makes it easier to maintain and organize the ever-expanding content of the site and is better suited to handle multiple languages. … [more]

German Jews gain equal status as religious community


The Jewish community in Germany, now numbering some 100,000 persons, has been granted a legal status equal to that of the Roman Catholic and Evangelical (Protestant) churches. … [more]

Cardinal Keeler clarifies status of 'Covenant and Mission' statement


Cardinal William H. Keeler, Moderator of Catholic-Jewish Relations of the United States Catholic Conference, has clarified the status of the statement Reflections on Covenant and Mission, issued in August 2002 … [more]