Interreligious audience in St. Peter's Square on the 50th anniversary of the conciliar declaration “Nostra Aetate”

Vatican Information Service | 01.11.2015

Vatican City, 28 October 2015 (VIS) – This week's general audience was held on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican Council II Declaration “Nostra Aetate” on the relations between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions. … [more]

Pontiff Makes Historic Visit to Philadelphia‘s Jesuit University

Saint Joseph's University | 01.10.2015

PHILADELPHIA (27Sept2015; Press Release) – Pope Francis made a stop at Saint Joseph’s University today, greeting campus officials, student and religious leaders, and visiting the newly dedicated statue, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” … [more]

Mazal Tov! Four Rabbis Ordained and One Cantor Invested in Bielefeld, Germany

World Union for Progressive Judaism | 01.10.2015

On August 31, 2015, Bielefeld hosted its first ordination of Reform rabbis as well as the investiture of a cantor, at a ceremony in the Beit Tikva Synagogue. … [more]

International Council of Christians and Jews Welcomed to Vatican by Pope Francis

Murray Watson, ICCJ Communications Officer | 01.09.2015

02.07.2015 (ROME) In a historic gathering in the Vatican earlier today, Pope Francis welcomed more than 250 Jewish and Christian leaders from the International Council of Christians and Jews. The Pope met with them to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the ground-breaking Vatican II declaration “Nostra Aetate,” which opened up new horizons in the Catholic Church’s approach to interfaith relations. … [more]

If Not Now When

Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), Great Britain | 01.07.2015

June 24th, 2015. Launched today, CCJ’s new initiative If Not Now When aims to develop relationships between Jewish and Christian congregations through a month of spiritual reflection throughout August on one of the key issues facing the Christian community: the persecution of Christians in the Middle East in Iraq and Syria. … [more]

Manchester Nostra Aetate Celebrations

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) | 01.06.2015

May 19th, International faith-leader, Rabbi David Rosen, held 200 people in Manchester Town Hall spellbound on Tuesday 12 May as he spoke vividly on the religious revolution prompted by the Catholic Christian statement, Nostra Aetate. … [more]

New Director of The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)

JCR | 01.06.2015

The International Interreligious Council in Israel (ICCJ), a department of Rabbis for Human Rights, ist happy to welcome Yonatan Shefa as the new director of ICCI. … [more]

YLC Conference 2015: Beyond Nostra Aetate

Rebecca Brueckner and Brad Seligmann | 01.06.2015

Registration is open - Spaces still available for annual conference this year in Rome, June 25th to June 28th - Theme: "Beyond Nostra Aetate: Visioning for the Next Generation" … [more]

ICCJ Mourns the Death of former Roman Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff (1915 – 2015)

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 01.05.2015

While preparing for our Annual Conference in Rome we received the sad news of the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, Rome’s emeritus Chief Rabbi who passed away on Sunday night eleven days before his hundredth birthday. … [more]

SJU Announces Details of Sculpture to Mark 50 Years of New Catholic-Jewish Relationship

Saint Joseph’s University | 01.05.2015

PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s University has formally commissioned local artist Joshua Koffman to craft an original sculpture entitled, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” To be situated prominently on the campus near the Chapel of Saint Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial, Koffman’s preliminary design has been completed and work on the final statue has begun. … [more]