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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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Reports

ICCJ Annual Conference Online: Save the Date!

In 2022, like the last year, the ICCJ annual conference is going to be held in a virtual mode. The dates are June 13th, 2022 and June 15th, 2022. The…

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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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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Kristallnacht remembered

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

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JCR - Reports

Reports

ICCJ Annual Conference Online: Save the Date!

In 2022, like the last year, the ICCJ annual conference is going to be held in a virtual mode. The dates are June 13th, 2022 and June 15th, 2022. The…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

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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Scholarly Contributions

Revisiting the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Introduction

The Gospel story of a Samaritan who assists the victim of a vicious assault has entered popular consciousness. The parable and its…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

“You shall be holy…” - 43rd Christian Commemoration of the Shoah

Montreal, March 29, 2022. The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) will hold its 43rd annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah on Sunday,…

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Reports

Presenting the Passion … without blaming “the Jews”

In collaboration with its US member organization, the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), the ICCJ publishes a video series on…

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Reports

Holy See shares concerns over rising antisemitism in Europe

09 February 2022 - Echoing growing concerns over the rise of antisemitism across Europe and beyond, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the…

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Reports

Board of Deputies President meets Pope to demonstrate strong inter-communal relationship

16 February 2022 / The President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, was honoured to meet His Holiness Pope Francis I at the…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

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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Observations & Experiences

When the Nazis came, not everyone divided neatly into ‘good’ neighbors and ‘bad’

Lessons from my father’s German village about those who helped the Jews.

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Observations & Experiences

Jewish teachings about the importance of peace

This week Jews around the world will read the weekly portion from the Book of Exodus in which we find the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15), one of the most…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

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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Fundamentals & Introductions

The Church and Beyond: Hans Küng and Interreligious Relations

Hans Küng is best known for his analyses of the Catholic Church, both theologically and institutionally. But we need to appreciate as well his…

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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

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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Roman Catholic

Back to the earth of our religions

Address of Pope Francis at the interreligious meeting during the apostolic journey to Iraq, Plain of Ur, Saturday, 6 March 2021.

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Roman Catholic

Fighting Together against Antisemitism and Anti-Judaism Will Be the Touchstone of All Real Brotherhood

In the aftermath of the terrorist murders of Samuel Paty and three people in the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Basilica in Nice, the bishops of France,…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

200 quotations – Interfaith Dialogue

A collection of 200 dialogue and dialogue-related quotations, gathered from a wide range of sources – ancient and modern.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

The Significance of Jerusalem in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is devoted to the multifaceted development and implementation of new relationships between…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Religious communities in times of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Pray, but stay away: holding on to faith in the time of coronavirus

Plagues of global proportions might seem biblical, but coronavirus is creating new challenges for faith leaders. Last week in Australia, many…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Redeeming Liturgy

A Eulogist’s Perspective on Rosenzweig’s Concept of Liturgy[1]

 

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Scholarly Contributions

Sparks of Light: Irving Greenberg’s Post-Holocaust Theology

Irving Greenberg’s post-Shoah theology provides a blueprint for the post-Shoah reorientation required from both Judaism and Christianity in order to…

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Scholarly Contributions

Reflections on the Theological Nature of Dialogue

Keynote address at the G20 Interfaith Forum, 13 September 2021 in Bologna.

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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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