Search 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]

Cardinal Kasper speaks of Judaism as a 'sacrament of otherness'


Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has spoken of Judaism as 'a sacrament of every otherness that as such the Church must learn to discern, recognize and celebrate.' … [more]

U.S. centers on Jewish-Christian relations form coordinating council


In a meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 27-28, 2002, representatives of some twenty centers and institutes on Jewish-Christian relations from various parts of the United States joined in the first annual meeting of the newly formed Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR). … [more]

SIDIC Collection on Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Inaugurated at Gregorian University


An address by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, and remarks by other leading Catholic and Jewish officials, marked the inauguration of the SIDIC Library Collection and Documentation Centre at the Gregorian University in Rome on 17 October 2002. … [more]

Web site presents photos of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe


An extensive photographic and documentary history of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe during the past century and today is now available on a Web site created by the Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation … [more]

Scholars Group Issues Statement on Rethinking Christian Faith in Relation to Judaism


The Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations, an association of professors in U.S. colleges, universities, and seminaries, has issued a statement calling on Christians to embrace a view of Judaism and the Jewish people that acknowledges that 'God's covenant with the Jewish people endures forever.' … [more]

U.S. Lutherans post "Talking Points" on Christian-Jewish relations


A new set of study and discussion materials entitled "Talking Points: Topics in Christian-Jewish Relations" has been posted on the internet by the Department for Ecumenical Affairs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. … [more]

Interfaith Pioneer Rabbi Mordecai Waxman dies


Rabbi Mordecai Waxman, former president of the Synagogue Council of America and a pioneer in Christian-Jewish relations, died at his home in Great Neck, New York, on August 10, 2002. … [more]