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DECEMBER 2018:

- Michaël de Saint-Chéron: Elie Wiesel as Theologian. Article
- Anette Adelmann: ICCJ 2019 Conference: Transformations Within and Between. Report
- Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus hold biannual dialogue meeting in Ottawa. Report
- Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews: The Dignity of the Human Being. Children in Jewish and Catholic Teaching. Statement
- Ruth Sandberg: The Blessing of Difference in Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Book review

NOVEMBER 2018:

- Markus Himmelbauer: Reconciliation in Judaism and Christianity. A Catholic Persepective Article
- CCJR: Statement on the Shabbat Murders at the Tree of Life – Or Simchat Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Report
- Notre Dame de Sion: The International Jewish – Christian Bible Week, Germany. Report
- JCR: Great Britain: CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Report
- JCR: Serge and Beate Klarsfeld and the Syria Civil Defense to Each Receive 2019 Museum Elie Wiesel Award. Report
- Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem: Paul VI, first Pope since St. Peter to visit the Holy Land, canonized in Rome. Report
- JCR: Historical Declaration of Friendship Across Religions in the making. Report
- Matthew Thiessen: The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition. Book review

OCTOBER 2018:

- Lisa Palmieri-Billig: The Pope and the Rabbi. Article
- Michael Ipgrave: Remembering the Covenant: Judaism in an Anglican Theology of Interfaith Relations. Article
- Church of England: Bishops of the Church of England adopt international definition of antisemitism. Report
- Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference: Pope Francis paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania at Vilnius ghetto site. Report
- Pope Francis: Warning against resurgent antisemitism. Statement
- Sarah Ifft Decker: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter. Book review

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Elie Wiesel as Theologian

Michaël de Saint-Chéron | 02.12.2018

Please let me begin by commenting on what Jean Duchesne has just quoted from Cardinal Aron Jean-Marie Lustiger. Lustiger held that there are not simply Jews on the one hand, and Christians on the other; there are also baptized Jews. But where does that leave Christians who were born of a Jewish mother, or father, and who turn their backs to Jesus and become Jewish? That was the choice I made. It is as Jew who once was Catholic that I address you today. ... [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Reconciliation in Judaism and Christianity. A Catholic Persepective

Markus Himmelbauer | 02.11.2018

Lecture given at ICCJ's conference in Budapest ("Towards Reconciliation in a Broken World: Jewish and Christian Contributions to Responsible Citizenship"), 25 June, 2018. ... [more]

Articles | Observations & Experiences (170)

What the Bible’s Romans 13 says about asylum – and what Jeff Sessions omitted

Casey Strine* | 01.07.2018

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, kicked up a storm when he invoked a line from the Bible to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating thousands of parents and children during immigration investigations. … [more]

Naming, Growing, and Collaborating

Marcus Braybrooke* | 01.07.2018

What’s in a name? In June, the Three Faiths Forum, founded 21 years ago in the UK, is changing its name to the Faith & Belief Forum. This reflects the way its work has expanded to include people of all faiths and beliefs, both religious and non-religious. Increasingly, the original name was seen as exclusive, and for a time the difficulty was evaded by using the initials ‘3FF.’ … [more]

Rabbi Michael Melchior and his Religious Peace Initiative

Ron Kronish | 01.06.2018

Rabbi Michael Melchior is without doubt the leading interreligious peacebuilder in Israel. For many years now, he has been bringing religious leaders together from within Israel and the region, as well as internationally, and in recent years he has been witness to significant results and much positive progress. … [more]




Articles | Fundamentals & Introductions (122)

On This Passover We Ask: Are We Truly Free?

Ron Kronish | 02.04.2018

One of the most famous passages of the Passover seder is called “Ha Lachma Anya — This is the bread of affliction.” It is sometimes referred to as the “invocation.” It is the moment when the leader of the seder welcomes all the guests at the seder, especially those who are in need, and invites them to celebrate Passover with everyone at the table. It is recited and sung in Aramaic, so unless one pays attention to the translation, one can miss the importance of the passage. … [more]

What Did the Faith Community Stand For? Doctrines and Deeds in Nazi Europe

USHMM | 01.01.2018

Examine how different faith communities, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics, reacted in the face of the challenges then—and the questions the history poses today. … [more]

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 | Scholarly Contributions (170)

The Pope and the Rabbi

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 02.10.2018

Often, direct person-to-person communication will achieve better results than all formal utterances “about” an issue. This seems to have been the case with a personal exchange of letters in their common language of German, between Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger and the Chief Rabbi of Vienna Arie Folger. … [more]

Articles | Scholarly Contributions

Remembering the Covenant: Judaism in an Anglican Theology of Interfaith Relations

The question I begin with is this: “Does Anglican theology treat Christian-Jewish relations as a special case within interfaith relations?” There is an obvious answer to that question, which is: “Yes. ... [more]