Dalai Lama and Karen Armstrong to Keynote 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

TIO News | 31.12.2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Karen Armstrong will be keynoters at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to be held October 15-19, 2015 in Salt Lake City. The theme of the Parliament is “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice, and Sustainability.” … [more]

8th Rabbi Brandt Lecture

Eva Schulz-Jander | 30.11.2014

ICCJ’s German member organization, Deutscher Koordinierungsrat (DKR), held its 8th Rabbi Brandt Lecture this year in Munich on the 10th of November. … [more]

European rabbis call for law targeting anti-Semitic hate speech

World Jewish Congress | 31.10.2014

28 October 2014. European rabbis have called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews. … [more]

Denmark mulls religious circumcision ban

World Jewish Congress | 31.10.2014

22 October 2014. A poll showing 74 percent support for banning male circumcision comes as parliament prepares for a new round of political discussion on religious circumcision of boys. … [more]

Polish City Marks First Rabbinical Ordination since World War II

JCR | 30.09.2014

On September 2, in the city’s first rabbinic ordination since before World War II, four rabbis and three cantors were ordained at a ceremony in the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. … [more]

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

JCR | 30.09.2014

Pope Francis on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, received a delegation of 40 international Jewish leaders at his residence, ahead of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins next week. The presidents of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, and of the Latin American Jewish Congress, Jack Terpins, presented the head of the Catholic Church with a number of gifts, including a traditional honey cake. … [more]

Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine

JCR | 30.09.2014

The winter programme focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islam religions their roots and relations in Israel and also on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, background and current situation. The Programme, was developed, due to the ever growing interest of faculty and graduate students from around the world, in the Middle East region, its influence and importance globaly, with religion playing a significant part in it. … [more]

British Jews and Muslims issue joint statement for peace

JCR | 31.08.2014

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the UK’s EJC affiliate, and the Muslim Council of Britain issued a joint statement calling for continuing to work for good community relations. … [more]

A community of young Christians, Muslims and Jews works for climate justice

World Council of Churches | 31.08.2014

Amidst the reality of tensions often fueled by religions, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish youth has formed a multi-faith community. As part of an interfaith summer course sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC), this community wants to work for the protection of creation – a concern they say is common to all faith traditions. … [more]

ICCJ 2014 Conference: Jewish-Christian Dialogue is Thriving in Latin America, and Worldwide

Murray Watson | 31.08.2014

This week's annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) has highlighted in a very vivid way a rich network of interfaith friendship that is thriving in many Latin American countries--and around the world. … [more]