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Pope Francis receives historic World Jewish Congress delegation to strengthen Jewish-Catholic ties

22 Nov 2022 WJC President Ronald S. Lauder announces launch of ‘Kishreinu’ (Our Bond) Initiative.

 

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Observations & Experiences

Hadamar memorial: History teaches us to be vigilant

Dr. Jan Erik Schulte, historian and Director of the Hadamar Museum reflects on the Memorial on the anniversary of the "Night of the broken glass."

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Scholarly Contributions

“Children of the Devil”: John 8:44 and its Early Reception

In 1971, the first year of my BA studies at the University of Toronto, I read a powerful book that has stayed with me all these years: The Devil and…

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Promoting the work of people engaged in interreligious dialogue

November 09 Wed, 2022 BEER SHEVA – On November 8th, the Center for the Study of Conversion and Interreligious Encounters (CSoC) granted to three…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Hadamar memorial: History teaches us to be vigilant

Dr. Jan Erik Schulte, historian and Director of the Hadamar Museum reflects on the Memorial on the anniversary of the "Night of the broken glass."

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JCR - Reports

Reports

Promoting the work of people engaged in interreligious dialogue

November 09 Wed, 2022 BEER SHEVA – On November 8th, the Center for the Study of Conversion and Interreligious Encounters (CSoC) granted to three…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

“Children of the Devil”: John 8:44 and its Early Reception

In 1971, the first year of my BA studies at the University of Toronto, I read a powerful book that has stayed with me all these years: The Devil and…

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Scholarly Contributions

The Contribution of Religious Education to the Prevention of Antisemitism: An International Empirical Study

This research project is situated in the Europe-wide discussion on historical remembrance and the challenges of antisemitism today. The specific…

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Scholarly Contributions

Psalm 27 and Teshuvah: an Interpretation

A custom widely followed among traditionally observant Jews is to recite Psalm 27 at the conclusion of the morning and evening services during the…

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Not Just the Time of the Other

What Does It Mean for Christians Today to Remember Shabbat and Keep It Holy?

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JCR - Reports

Reports

The Heschel Center Inaugurated at the Catholic University of Lublin

The Abraham J. Heschel Center for Catholic-Jewish Relations - a new scientific, educational, and cultural unit to deepen Catholic-Jewish relations…

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Reports

Kazakhstan: Jewish Rabbi upholds role of religions in promoting peace

American-born Rabbi Marc Schneier, the President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, and a participant at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World…

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Reports

Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Faith is why we are here today

“My first glimpse of a barrier as a child was the sight of little fish moving back and forth in a fish tank. It was the only home they knew, and if I…

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Cardinal Czerny: Edith Stein, a woman of truth and love

09 August 2022 - This 9 August marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who was killed at Auschwitz…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Providence and Interreligious Encounter

Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant leaders gathered for a two-day conference in Providence, Rhode Island, called the “Seminar on Human Relationships” to…

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Observations & Experiences

Kristallnacht remembered

Sermon at Adas Israel Synagogue, Washington, DC, November 4, 1988.

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Observations & Experiences

A meditation for Yom Kippur: Isaiah and us this year

Why do we Jews fast on Yom Kippur? Is the fast meaningful or do we just do it out of habit or because of peer pressure (“Everyone is fasting”). Do we…

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Observations & Experiences

The ICCJ welcomes a new President and Executive Board

At their Annual General Meeting the ICCJ member organizations elected a new Executive Board for a tenure of three years. Chaired by the new ICCJ…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

"Preaching and Teaching With Love and Respect for the Jewish People."

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has published on its website a 56-page guide to "Preaching and Teaching With Love and Respect for the…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg - Defining Antisemitism

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg - Address from the Churches

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg - Reflection

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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JCR - Statements - Joint Christian-Jewish

Christian-Jewish

Fight Antisemitism, Protect Jewish Life - Declaration on the 80th Anniversary of the Wannsee Conference

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, influential representatives of Protestant churches and Jewish associations from…

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Christian-Jewish

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of “Nostra aetate” (no.4)

Messages of Cardinal Kurt Koch and the “International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations” (IJCIC) on the occasion of the 55th…

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Christian-Jewish

Pondering the Possible Interreligious Consequences of the Proposed Israeli Annexation of Parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley

Statment issued by the ICCJ Executive Board of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), Heppenheim/Germany, June 18, 2020

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Christian-Jewish

ICCJ Statement on the Global Ecological Crisis

For Christians around the world September 1, the "Day of Prayer for Creation", marks the beginning of the "Season of Creation", an ecumenical…

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JCR - Statements - Jewish

Jewish

Between Jerusalem and Rome - כלל ופרט בין ירושלים לרומי

The Shared Universal and the Respected Particular. Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate.

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Jewish

To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians

After nearly two millennia of mutual hostility and alienation, we Orthodox Rabbis who lead communities, institutions and seminaries in Israel, the…

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Jewish

Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood

On November 23, 2015 at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the "Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood," signed by various persons of…

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Jewish

Manifesto for Combating Religious Extremism

The threat posed by religious extremists is global, immediate, violent and deeply rooted in issues of identity, theology and faith. Countless…

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JCR - Statements - Roman-Catholic

Roman Catholic

"Interreligious dialogue is a sign of our times"

30.06.2022 - The following is the text prepared for the Holy Father and handed by him to Cardinal Koch, to be conveyed to the delegation of the…

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Roman Catholic

Address to a Delegation from B'nai B'rith International

Monday, 30 May 2022.

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Roman Catholic

Your sufferings are our sufferings

Addres of His Holiness at a meeting with the Jewish community of Slovakia, Bratislava, Rybné námestie Square, Monday, 13 September 2021.

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Roman Catholic

Education in Fraternity

Address of His Holines during the meeting with representatives of the Ecumenical Council of Churches and some Jewish communities in Hungary, Museum of…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg: Examining The Need For A New Context In Dialogue

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Jesus the faithful Jew: How misreadings of the Christian Gospels miss this and fuel anti-Judaism

This year, Easter and Passover, holidays central to Christianity and Judaism, respectively, begin on the same weekend. This timing provides an ideal…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg - How far we've come and how far we have to go

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

75 Years after Seelisberg - Reflections on the Seelisberg conference an its 10 Points

Part of a series of reflections initiated by the ICCJ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference (July 30 through August 5…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Where to from Here? Continuing Challenges in Jewish–Catholic Conversation

The decades of fruitful dialogue between Jews and Catholics, also undertaken by many mainstream Christian communities after the Second World War, has…

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Scholarly Contributions

The Legacy of Anti-Judaism in the Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

While Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the few Christian leaders in Nazi Germany who advocated for the church to fight against antisemitism,Anker[1] he…

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Scholarly Contributions

Supersessionism: Admit and Address Rather than Debate or Deny

1. Introduction

Despite the good will grounding many attempts to deny supersessionist aspects of the New Testament and subsequent Christian theology,…

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Scholarly Contributions

“I Have Come Not to Abolish but to Fulfil”

Reflections on Understanding Christianity as Fulfilment without Presupposing Supersessionism.

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JCR - Statements - Interreligious

Interreligious

No one is saved alone

Final communique at the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace between the large world religions, October 20, 2020, Rome.

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Interreligious

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID-19

March 25th, 2020. The COVID-19 virus presents the entire world with a series of humanitarian, financial, social and political challenges, which do not…

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Interreligious

Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Lindau, Germany, 23 August 2019

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Interreligious

The specific multi-religious character of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected

Appeal by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis regarding Jerusalem / Al-Quds the Holy Citiy and a place of encounter. Issued…

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