"Healing the World - Working Together: Religion in Global Society” will be the theme of the ICCJ's 2005 international conference, to be held this year in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The conference runs from Sunday evening, July 24, through lunch on Wednesday, July 27. Participants are expected from more than 20 countries. The registration deadline is June 20.
Dr. Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, will give the keynote address, with a response by Rabbi David Rosen, director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee. The closing address will be given by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Other plenary speakers will include Clifford Longley, former editor of The Tablet (London); Prof. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.); Rabbi Irving Greenberg, president of the Jewish Life Network; and ICCJ President Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski. In addition, there will be numerous workshops and panel discussions as well as celebrative cultural events.