Cardinal Kasper comments on Joint Historical Commission controversy


Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has issued a statement reviewing the controversy about the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission … [more]

Joint Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission Suspends Work


The International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, jointly appointed by the Holy See and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) to study the Vatican's role during World War II, especially vis-a-vis the Holocaust, has announced that it is suspending its work. … [more]

Polish President's Apology for Massacre Viewed as Historic Gesture


The statement by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski apologizing for the July 10, 1941 massacre of some 1600 Jews in Jebwadne, a town in northeastern Poland, is being viewed as a historic gesture, even if controversy remains as to who was responsible. … [more]

Leuenberg Church Fellowship: Theological Study 'Church and Israel' accepted


From 19th to 25th June 2001, the 5th General Assembly of the Churches of the Leuenberg Church Fellowship was held at Queen's University, Belfast. The document 'Church and Israel' was received and accepted by the General Assembly with gratitude. … [more]

Joint Communique by the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee


The International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee has released a Joint Communique on its meeting held in New York City in May 2001 on the theme 'Repentance and Reconciliation'. … [more]

New Guide for Interreligious and Intercultural Organizations in Israel Published


The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) announces the publication of its latest annual Guide to Interreligious and Intercultural Activities in Israel (2001), which contains information on 71 organizations in Israel affiliated with the ICCI. … [more]

Jewish-Christian activities in France


Prayers of Women in the Bible' was the theme of meetings from April to June 2001 of the Paris-East Amitié judéo-chrétienne … [more]

Changes at


Some news about the website … [more]

The Coordinating Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation elects a new executive board


Changes in the Austrian Coordinating Committee … [more]

The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible


The long-awaited English translation of the Vatican text "The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible," originally published in French and Italian in Fall, 2001, has been posted on the Vatican web site. … [more]