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DECEMBER 2017:

- Eeuwout van der Linden: Bridge over Troubled Water: Towards a Journey of Friendship. Article
- Cardinal Kurt Koch: Presentation of the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award to Cardinal Kurt Koch. Article
- David Rosen: Economy and Social Justice. Article
- Board of Deputies: Supreme Court President Lady Hale launches Board of Deputies Family Life and Customs booklet. Report
- CCJ: Liturgical and Homiletic Material for Christians on Holocaust Memorial Day. Report
- Bilateral Commission: Joint Reflections on the Declaration “Between Jerusalem and Rome”. Statement
- Michael Miller: Out of Control: Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas. Book review

NOVEMBER 2017:

- Joseph A. Kanofsky: Elie Wiesel’s Pedagogy: Making Us More Human. Article
- Jean Duhaime: Gregory Baum and Jewish-Christian relations. Article
- David Neuhaus: The Man from Nazareth: Yeshu or Yeshu’a. Article
- JCR: Amos Oz received Mount Zion Award 2017. Report
- John Borelli: Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews. Book review

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Bridge over Troubled Water: Towards a Journey of Friendship

Eeuwout van der Linden | 01.12.2017

Subsequent another contribution of a series of articles (see: part one, part two, part three, part four) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR ... [more]

Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions

Economy and Social Justice

David Rosen* | 01.12.2017

Speech given at the International Meeting "PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue" (September 10th to 12th 2017) in the German cities of Münster and Osnabrück. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (164)

Gregory Baum and Jewish-Christian relations

Jean Duhaime* | 01.11.2017

Gregory Baum, a well-known theologian, has passed away in Montreal on December 18, 2017. As a member of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), he made a major contribution to the preparation of the Declaration Nostra Aetate. The following text briefly looks back at this page of history in Jewish-Christian relations.[1][more]

The Man from Nazareth: Yeshu or Yeshu’a

David Neuhaus | 01.11.2017

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar until his resignation in August 2017, published an open letter to the Israeli newspaper "HaAretz" about the use of the name Jesus in Hebrew. "HaAretz" published the letter on March 24, 2017. The letter reads as follows. … [more]

Fasting on Yom Kippur for Social Justice and Peace

Ron Kronish | 01.10.2017

Fasting on Yom Kippur is widespread for Jews in Israel and around the world, even for those who are not necessarily generally observant. Yet, it is often done out of habit or from a sense of Jewish solidarity, since millions of Jews gather in synagogues around the world on this day to express their identification with the Jewish people, in ways that are often inexplicable and even somewhat irrational. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (120)

Elie Wiesel’s Pedagogy: Making Us More Human

Joseph A. Kanofsky* | 01.11.2017

Key elements in Elie Wiesel’s pedagogical method, as observed in his University Seminars at Boston University in the 1980’s and 1990’s, yield useful insight into how a secular classroom draws on deeply-rooted religious elements to enable students to realize their potential as human beings regardless of the differences in their religious backgrounds and inclinations. … [more]

The Relevance of Tradition and Change for Interreligious Dialogue: A Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 01.09.2017

Address given during the opening event of ICCJ's annual conference, Bonn, Germany, July 2, 2017.[more]




Articles | Scholarly Contributions (158)

Presentation of the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award to Cardinal Kurt Koch

Cardinal Kurt Koch | 01.12.2017

Ben Gurion University of the Negev – Beer-Sheva, 6 November, 2017.[more]

A Phenomenology of Monotheism in Relationship: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Reuven Firestone | 01.10.2017

Subsequent another contribution of a series of articles (see: part one, part two , part three) that features a dozen Christian and Jewish theologians reflecting on the state of Jewish-Christian relations today and whether there exists a “special relationship” between the two religious traditions. The articles were first published in CURRENT DIALOGUE No. 58, 2016, edited by the World Council of Churches and are republished with kind permission.
JCR … [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences

“Make Friends Across Religions”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 * The most prominent leaders of the world’s major religions released a joint appeal today calling on the people of the world to unify and make friends across religions. ... [more]