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ICCJ Mourns the Death of former Roman Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff (1915 – 2015)

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 01.05.2015

While preparing for our Annual Conference in Rome we received the sad news of the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, Rome’s emeritus Chief Rabbi who passed away on Sunday night eleven days before his hundredth birthday. … [more]

SJU Announces Details of Sculpture to Mark 50 Years of New Catholic-Jewish Relationship

Saint Joseph’s University | 01.05.2015

PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s University has formally commissioned local artist Joshua Koffman to craft an original sculpture entitled, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” To be situated prominently on the campus near the Chapel of Saint Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial, Koffman’s preliminary design has been completed and work on the final statue has begun. … [more]

Number of Muslims Worldwide Expected to Nearly Equal Number of Christians by 2050; Religiously Unaffiliated Will Make Up Declining Share of World’s Population

Pew Research Center | 01.05.2015

First-of-Their-Kind Population Growth Projections Examine Future of World Religions Over Next Four Decades. … [more]

In Memoriam Dr Jacobus (Coos) Schoneveld (27.1.1934 - 12.3.2015)

Dick Pruiksma | 01.04.2015

Many in the ICCJ family have lost a good friend now that Dr Jacobus Schoneveld has passed away. For many years, Coos Schoneveld pursued the improvement of Jewish-Christian relations, connecting his theological insights with his strong commitment to social and political justice. … [more]

ICCJ Conference 2015 in Rome - Registration opened!

Anette Adelmann | 01.03.2015

The ICCJ is excited to announce that online registration for this year’s annual conference in Rome has been officially opened on 27th February, 2015. … [more]

ICCJ Board Meets in Vienna: Discussions Centre on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe

Anette Adelmann | 01.03.2015

VIENNA – From Sunday, 25th January to Thursday, 29th January 2015, the Executive Board of the International Council of Christians and Jews met in Vienna. The Board’s winter meeting coincided with the commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and focussed this year on an in-depth discussion of the state of Antisemitism and Islamophobia across Europe today. … [more]

ICCJ President's Greetings for 2015

Philip A. Cunningham | 01.02.2015

Dear Members of the ICCJ Family, Our Member Organizations and Friends, and Everyone Who Works to Build Understanding and Solidarity between Jews and Christians and among all religions, … [more]

The First Ever Hindi Play on the Holocaust

JCR | 01.02.2015

As an intern of the Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE), Rajat Prajapati, a final year student of BTech+MBA dual degree programme, staged a play set in the backdrop of the Holocaust, written and directed by him, at his institution, Gautam Buddha University, on 15th January, 2015, under the auspices of the SSRE’s Holocaust Education Project. … [more]

Peace and Friendship

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | 01.02.2015

Report on the consultation of the National Council of Synagogues and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York, December 1, 2014. … [more]

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

TIO News | 01.01.2015

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]