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Holy Land Co-ordination 2017

JCR | 01.02.2017

14-19 January 2017 - Following on from the HLC2016 meeting with refugees in Jordan, the annual meeting of the Holy Land Co-ordination (HLC2017) began this year on Saturday 14 January, the eve of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, with a day devoted to the situation of Christian migrants and refugees present in Israel. … [more]

British Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Board of Deputies of British Jews criticizes US Travel Ban

JCR | 01.02.2017

On January 31st, 2017, the Council of Christians and Jews released the following statement on the recent US travel ban: … [more]

2017-2018 Cardinal Bea Centre Scholarships

JCR | 01.02.2017

The Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce scholarships for students who will register to the 2-year Postgraduate Degree Program in “Judaism and Christian-Jewish Relations” for the Academic Year 2017-2018. … [more]

Religious leaders of the Holy Land in Auschwitz

Vivien Laguette | 01.01.2017

AUSCHWITZ – November 2016 - Thirty senior religious leaders of the Holy Land, among them Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, visited the Auschwitz death camp during a historic visit to condemn extremism and hatred. … [more]

Norwegian church denounces Luther's anti-Jewish writings

JCR | 01.01.2017

The state Lutheran Church of Norway has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century . … [more]

Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Irina Bokova | 01.01.2017

Paris, 14 October 2016 — “As I have stated on many occasions, and most recently during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, Jerusalem is the sacred city of the three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is in recognition of this exceptional diversity, and this cultural and religious coexistence, that it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. … [more]

ICCJ 2017 Conference: Reforming, Rereading, Renewing

Anette Adelmann | 01.12.2016

Preparations for ICCJ's 2017 annual conference to be held in Bonn/Germany, July 2-5, are under way. The theme of next year's conference is "Reforming, Rereading, Renewing: Martin Luther and 500 Years of Tradition and Reform in Judaism and Christianity". … [more]

No to a mission to the Jews

JCR | 01.12.2016

The Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) convened in Magdeburg for four days - on topics including solidarity in Europe, mission to the Jews and also Donald Trump. By the time it ended on 9 November it had taken numerous decisions. One of the most important was the decision to reject any mission to the Jews. … [more]

Religious Leaders’ Summit for Peace in the Middle East: “Religion can no longer be an obstacle”

Myriam Ambroselli | 01.12.2016

ALICANTE – An interreligious meeting was held on November 14-16, 2016 in Spain, which brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders. At the heart of the debate is the responsibility of religious leaders in the construction of peace in the Middle East. They reiterated their appeal against violence and incitement to hatred between religions. … [more]

In Memoriam Sir Sigmund Sternberg

Dick Pruiksma | 01.11.2016

This week Sir Sigmund Sternberg, patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews and (co-) founder of the Three Faiths Forum, one of the ICCJ’s members in the United Kingdom, passed away at the age of 95. … [more]