ICCJ President's Greetings for 2015

Philip A. Cunningham | 01.02.2015

Dear Members of the ICCJ Family, Our Member Organizations and Friends, and Everyone Who Works to Build Understanding and Solidarity between Jews and Christians and among all religions, … [more]

The First Ever Hindi Play on the Holocaust

JCR | 01.02.2015

As an intern of the Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE), Rajat Prajapati, a final year student of BTech+MBA dual degree programme, staged a play set in the backdrop of the Holocaust, written and directed by him, at his institution, Gautam Buddha University, on 15th January, 2015, under the auspices of the SSRE’s Holocaust Education Project. … [more]

Peace and Friendship

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | 01.02.2015

Report on the consultation of the National Council of Synagogues and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York, December 1, 2014. … [more]

Dalai Lama and Karen Armstrong to Keynote 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

TIO News | 01.01.2015

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Karen Armstrong will be keynoters at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to be held October 15-19, 2015 in Salt Lake City. The theme of the Parliament is “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice, and Sustainability.” … [more]

8th Rabbi Brandt Lecture

Eva Schulz-Jander | 01.12.2014

ICCJ’s German member organization, Deutscher Koordinierungsrat (DKR), held its 8th Rabbi Brandt Lecture this year in Munich on the 10th of November. … [more]

European rabbis call for law targeting anti-Semitic hate speech

World Jewish Congress | 01.11.2014

28 October 2014. European rabbis have called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews. … [more]

Denmark mulls religious circumcision ban

World Jewish Congress | 01.11.2014

22 October 2014. A poll showing 74 percent support for banning male circumcision comes as parliament prepares for a new round of political discussion on religious circumcision of boys. … [more]

Polish City Marks First Rabbinical Ordination since World War II

JCR | 01.10.2014

On September 2, in the city’s first rabbinic ordination since before World War II, four rabbis and three cantors were ordained at a ceremony in the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. … [more]

World Jewish Congress delegation received by Pope Francis on Rosh Hashana eve

JCR | 01.10.2014

Pope Francis on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, received a delegation of 40 international Jewish leaders at his residence, ahead of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins next week. The presidents of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, and of the Latin American Jewish Congress, Jack Terpins, presented the head of the Catholic Church with a number of gifts, including a traditional honey cake. … [more]

Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine

JCR | 01.10.2014

The winter programme focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islam religions their roots and relations in Israel and also on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, background and current situation. The Programme, was developed, due to the ever growing interest of faculty and graduate students from around the world, in the Middle East region, its influence and importance globaly, with religion playing a significant part in it. … [more]