JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

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 - Reports

Reports

No Time for Silence

42nd Christian Commemoration of the Shoah at Montreal West United Church on April 11, 2021.

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

Christianizing Judaism? On the Problem of Christian Seder Meals

The meaning of the term ‘Judeo-Christian’ partly depends upon the context in which it is used. I write this contribution as a Roman Catholic…

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Scholarly Contributions

Antisemitism, Christianity, and the Churches in Europe

1 The Church Father’s Struggle against Jews and Judaism

One of the most powerful Church Fathers of the second century was Justin Martyr. As a gentile…

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Scholarly Contributions

Now Online: Video "Interreligious Dialogue about the Land"

A recording of the ICCJ-webinar "Interreligious Dialogue about the Land: Development and Diversity", held on February 21, 2021, is now available.

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Scholarly Contributions

Mendelssohn and Josephus: A Necessary Terminological Difference

In several places in Part II of his Jerusalem: Or On Religious Power and Judaism,[1] Mendelssohn refers to “the Mosaic Constitution” (die mosaische…

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JCR - Reports

Reports

Board of Deputies of British Jews Grows to 203 Member Organisations

March 24, 2021 - The Board of Deputies now has 203 member organisations after Deputies voted to accept five new organisations into membership on…

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Reports

A Muslim and Jewish Perspective: “Burqa bans” and the Road to True Equity in European Society

Switzerland held three referenda in March 2021: one was a vote on whether to ban full facial coverings, one on whether to establish a Federal…

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Reports

"Exposing myths – Overcoming prejudices"

The Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation Düsseldorf, Germany, has published an information brochure on the topic of "Anti-Semitism and Judaism",…

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Reports

ICCJ Annual Conference 2021

SAVE THE DATE! This year's ICCJ conference will be held online from Sunday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 23, on the theme "When All This Is Over, How Do…

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JCR - Articles - Observations & Experiences

Observations & Experiences

Combating Anti–Semitism Together

On the occasion of the Day of Judaism in Italy (January 17, 2021), L'Osservatore Romano published this text by Fr. Norbert Hofmann, Secretary of the…

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Observations & Experiences

55 years since Nostra Aetate: The future of interreligious dialogue

Without doubt, this document served to radically change the discourse in the field of Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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Observations & Experiences

"We are fighting antisemitism! We are protecting Jewish life! We are standing with Israel!"

The Federal President of Germany in a video contribution to an event hosted by the President of the State of Israel commemorating the November Pogroms…

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Observations & Experiences

The Jewish community is once again ready to place our trust in Germany, our home

Speech of the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr Josef Schuster, at the ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of the Central Council,…

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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 - Statements - Joint Christian-Jewish

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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Christian-Jewish

The Demands of Our Time

Looking with alarm and revulsion upon the current resurgence of antisemitism in many countries the ICCJ publishes a statement entitled "The Demands of…

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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

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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Roman Catholic

Final Communique of the 2021 Holy Land Co-ordination

The Bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination, an international annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land, have released a final communique having met remotely…

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Roman Catholic

“Fratelli tutti”: short summary of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all:…

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JCR - Articles - Fundamentals & Introductions

Fundamentals & Introductions

What is a bar mitzvah?

It is a common scene on many a Saturday morning in cities and towns across the United States to see seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls, a few…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Has the Way Christians See Themselves Been Affected by Their New Relationship with Jews?

Lecture given at the ICCJ 2019 conference, July 1, Lund, Sweden.

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Fundamentals & Introductions

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer (1945-2009)

Ten Years ago on January 10, 2009, Rabbi Michael Signer, one of the most outstanding figures of Jewish-Christian relations of recent times, died after…

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Fundamentals & Introductions

"I am Joseph, Your Brother"

A documentary film (59 min.) from 2001, which follows the dramatic changes in the relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people over the…

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JCR - Articles - Scholarly Contributions

Scholarly Contributions

William Henry Bartlett: 19th-Century Anglican Student of Jerusalem

For those who do not have – or who do not have access to – William H. Bartlett’s Walks About the City and Environs of Jerusalem, this is a review…

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Scholarly Contributions

Leading Jewish Voices on the Environment

Even though there are various ‘Chief Rabbis’ (and not one but two in Israel!), the Jewish community does not operate with a hierarchy and a pope, as…

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Scholarly Contributions

Philanthropy – just giving?

The super-rich give billions of pounds every year to the poor. But the bond of mutual respect between giver and receiver has been lost. The author of…

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Scholarly Contributions

Can Those Chosen by God Dialogue with Others?

In a well-known typology of encounter between religions that has become a standard among religious dialogicians, Alan Race first mentions the approach…

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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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