Council of U.S. Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations Being Formed
An organizational meeting of a proposed coordinating council of centers and institutes on Christian-Jewish relations in the United States was held October 28-29 in New York City. Some twenty such centers responded to an invitation from a planning committee co-chaired by Father John Pawlikowski, director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Bernardin Center in Chicago, and Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rabbi David Rosen, President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, and Rev. Friedhelm Pieper, ICCJ General Secretary, also were present. It is expected that after the council of centers formally comes into being, it will become a second U.S. member organization of the ICCJ, together with the current U.S. member, the National Conference for Community and Justice.