Marking the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the historic declaration of the Second Vatican Council on the Church and the Jewish People, leaders in the Christian-Jewish dialogue will gather in Chicago, July 24-27, 2005, for the annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews. The ICCJ is a global network of more than thirty-five national organizations working on Christian-Jewish and Christian-Jewish-Islamic dialogue. The conference is being co-hosted by the American Jewish Committee, the Cardinal Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.
The theme of this year?s conference, which will mark the ICCJ?s first gathering in the United States in twenty-five years, will be ?Healing the World ? Working Together: Religion in Global Society.” Among the featured speakers will be Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Rabbi David Rosen, Fr. Prof. John Pawlikowski and Dr Edward Kessler. Interested persons are invited to participate in the conference, which will include plenaries, workshops, and cultural events. It will be held at the Westin River North Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Registration information will be available soon from ICCJ headquarters in Heppenheim, Germany, or at www.iccj.org.