FAITHS IN TUNE presents the 5th London Interfaith Music

JCR | 30.04.2016

After four beautiful festivals at SOAS, University of London, Faiths In Tune's famous and beloved London Interfaith Music Festival is moving to the British Museum in spring 2016! … [more]

Dead Sea Scrolls move into the digital generation

JCR | 31.03.2016

Computer scientists and Dead Sea Scrolls scholars are building a digital work environment for the scrolls, enabling the virtual joining of the "puzzle pieces" of thousands of ancient scrolls fragments found in Judean Desert caves. … [more]

2015 School of Dialogue Gala in Poland

JCR | 31.03.2016

Nearly 1 300 students and teachers from all over Poland, Forum educators, representatives of state authorities and the diplomatic corps, local governments as well as scientific and cultural leaders - gathered at the 2015 School of Dialogue Gala, held in Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Poland, on March 8. Forum for Dialogue organized the annual Gala to celebrate the achievements of students who took part in the School of Dialogue program, discovering the Jewish history of their towns. … [more]

Building an Interfaith Community- Summer Course 2016

JCR | 29.02.2016

Theme: "People and Faith on the Move: Migration in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and its residental component"; from 25 July - 12 August 2016. … [more]

Groundbreaking Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity

JCR | 31.12.2015

December 7, 2015. For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity. … [more]

New Director of The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)

JCR | 31.05.2015

The International Interreligious Council in Israel (ICCJ), a department of Rabbis for Human Rights, ist happy to welcome Yonatan Shefa as the new director of ICCI. … [more]

The First Ever Hindi Play on the Holocaust

JCR | 31.01.2015

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]

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]