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FEBRUARY 2017:

- António Guterres: Social Cohesion Must Be Strengthened to Make Diversity ‘a Plus, Not a Threat. Article
- Michael Ipgrave: Traces of the Holocaust. Article
- JCR: British Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Board of Deputies of British Jews criticizes US Travel Ban. Report
- JCR: 2017-2018 Cardinal Bea Centre Scholarships. Report
- European Rabbis and Rabbinical Council of America: Between Jerusalem and Rome. Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate Statement
- United Protestant Church of Belgium: On the eve of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Statement
- Bishops of Holy Land Co-ordination: Fifty years of occupation demands action. Statement
- Alon Confino: A World without Jews. Book review

JANUARY 2017:

- Ron Kronish: Interreligious Dialogue As An Antidote To Radical Religious Violence. Article
- JCR: Norwegian church denounces Luther's anti-Jewish writings. Report
- Vivien Laguette: Religious leaders of the Holy Land in Auschwitz. Report
- Irina Bokova: Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Report
- Bilateral Israeli Rabbinate-Vatican Commission: Promoting Peace in the Face of Violence in the Name of Religion. Statement
- Spain Summit for Religious Peace in the Middle East: Israel, Palestinians & Mid-East. Statement
- Ariel Evan Mayse: Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder. Book review

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Traces of the Holocaust

Michael Ipgrave* | 01.02.2017

Lecture given at Lichfield Cathedral, 27.01.17 (Holocaust Memorial Day). ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

Social Cohesion Must Be Strengthened to Make Diversity ‘a Plus, Not a Threat

António Guterres | 01.02.2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the observance ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in New York, 27 January, 2017: ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (156)

Our hope ist not lost

Shimon Peres | 01.11.2016

Shimon Peres, israeli statesman, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and tireless warrior for peace, died on September 28, 2016. To remember his character and to honour his legacy JCR republishes his speech, given on January 27, 2010, at the German Parliament on the occasion of Holocaust remembrance day.[more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (115)

Interreligious Dialogue As An Antidote To Radical Religious Violence

Ron Kronish | 01.01.2017

How can interreligious and intercultural dialogue be used positively to reverse the destruction created by radical extremist fundamentalist movements? … [more]

The Jewish-Christian Dialogue – its Universal Significance

Rabbi David Rosen | 01.11.2016

There is nothing comparable to the transformation of the Jewish-Christian relationship “in our times”. A people presented by the Church in the past as condemned, rejected by God, in league with the devil, is today viewed in the words of Saint John Paul II as the “dearly beloved elder brother of the Church of the Eternal Covenant” with whom the Church has a unique “intrinsic” relationship. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Cardinal Augustin Bea (1881-1968)

Scarboro Missions | 01.11.2016

At an age when many people have long since retired, Augustin Bea found himself thrust into the heart of some of the most controversial debates in modern Catholic history—and became one of the quiet heroes of modern Jewish-Catholic relations. … [more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (150)

The Understanding of Paul’s Theology and Christian Anti-Judaism

E.P. Sanders | 02.12.2016

In Rom. 9.4-5, Paul writes this about his kindred “according to the flesh:” “They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship [that is, the temple services]. And from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah.” … [more]

From IV Lateran Council to II Vatican Council – 800 Years of Catholic Attitudes towards Judaism

Mordechay Lewy | 02.06.2016

Speech delivered on 9th of November 2015 at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome by , … [more]

The Covenant that was Never Cancelled. Historical facts and Prophetic Visions

Michael P. Maier | 01.05.2016

Lecture presented at the conference “From the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 to Nostra Aetate in 1965”, November 9, 2015, Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.[more]

Articles in other channels

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Universalism and Particularism in the Liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Of all of the Jewish holidays, the major ones that are coming up next week—Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)—are the most universal in their message. At the same time, they do not ignore Jewish particularism. Yet, the universalist/humanist side of these days is all too often downplayed and subdued in favor of the nationalist themes which can also be found in our prayers on these days. ... [more]