Dr. Edward Kessler joins Editorial Team


Dr. Edward Kessler, director of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, England, has joined the Editorial Team of … [more]

Religious leaders denounce killing of innocent civilians


At a special symposium which took place before a crowded audience at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on May 14, 2003, religious leaders denounced the killing of innocent civilians – in Israel as well as in the Palestinian Authority – as a desecration of the name of God. … [more]

Cambridge degree program in Jewish-Christian Relations offers scholarships


The Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England, is offering scholarships for full-time MA studies for the academic year 2003-2004. … [more]

Video and discussion guide on "Jews and Christians Talking Together" available


A video and discussion guide designed to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue at the local level has been issued by Faith and Values Media, a coalition of U.S. Jewish and Christian faith groups concerned with religion and the media. … [more]

German Foreign Minister receives Buber-Rosenzweig Medal


German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has been awarded the Buber-Rosenzweig Medal by the German Coordinating Council of Societies for Christian-Jewish Cooperation (Deutscher Koordinierungsrat der Gesellschaften für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit). … [more]

"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]