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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]

The Seelisberg Legacy and Education

Nike Snijders | 01.09.2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Seelisberg Emergency Conference on Antisemitism. In 1947, much of the initial framework for international interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews was established. … [more]

Commemorating the Seelisberg Conference 1947

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 01.09.2017

Seventy years ago today ICCJ's founding conference ended in Seelisberg with groundbreaking results still applicable in our times. … [more]

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]

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

Ron Kronish | 02.10.2016

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]

Monotheism and the Problem of Truth

Reuven Firestone | 01.09.2016

"You shall have no other gods beside Me!" This is the first of Aseret HaDib'rot, literally the "Ten Declarations" or "Ten Commandments" found in this week's parashah, Va-et'chanan (see Deuteronomy 5:2-18; we recited a slightly different version earlier in the year in Parashat Yitro, Exodus, chapter 20). … [more]

Chagall’s Jesus crucified: Art Admonishing Christianity

Gregory Rutecki | 01.04.2016

“What does the cross of Jesus Christ mean at (Auschwitz)? What does it mean to Jews? If Auschwitz has become a Sacred center of Jewish identity, what does the cross there imply about the relations of Jews and Christians? (James Carroll) … [more]