Consultation on “Interreligious Coexistence Initiatives"

Pavol Bargár* | 01.03.2019

As a follow-up to the standard biannual meeting of the ICCJ Executive Board (ExBo) a consultation on "Interreligious Coexistence Initiatives: Dialogue, Education, and Activism" was organized for the members of the ExBo and invited representatives of ICCJ member and partner organizations. The consultation took place on February 5-7, 2019, in Jerusalem and Ramallah. … [more]

KAICIID launches free, online course with tools to build peaceful communities

KAICIID | 01.03.2019

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is launching a free, online course in March for individuals and institutions looking to broaden their knowledge of interreligious dialogue as a tool to support conflict resolution and peace processes. … [more]

Holy Land 2019 Coordination Communiqué: Christians in Israel – Challenges and Opportunities

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | 01.02.2019

January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON—Representatives of bishops' conferences from several countries, including Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Chairman of the International Justice and Peace Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, met in the Holy Land January 12-17, 2019. … [more]

Pope Francis: Preface to "La Bibbia dell'Amicizia"

JCR | 01.02.2019

On Friday, January 18, 2019, the book, La Bibbia dell'Amicizia: Brani della Torah/Pentateuco commentati da ebrei e cristiani ("The Bible of Friendship: Passages of the Torah / Pentateuch commented upon by Jews and Christians"), edited by Marco Cassuto Morselli and Giulio Michelini, has been published in Italy. It is the result of a project supported by the Italian Episcopal Conference. … [more]

Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Confraternidad Judeo-Cristiana del Uruguay

Shmuel Szteinhendler* | 31.12.2018

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, ICCJ's member organization, the Confraternidad Judeo-Cristiana del Uruguay organized an excellent program called “Second Latin American Encounter” last October 29th and 30th. … [more]

‘Respect for the other’ lies at the heart of peace education, say panelists at UN debate

WCC | 31.12.2018

10 December 2018 - Respect for the other lies at the heart of peace education and was a key thread through a debate entitled “Education for Peace in a multi-religious world”. It was held on the 2018 World Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva. … [more]

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus hold biannual dialogue meeting in Ottawa

JCR | 30.11.2018

Ottawa – The national bilateral dialogue of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops met for its biannual meeting 13-14 November 2018 at the Dominican University College in Ottawa. … [more]

ICCJ 2019 Conference: Transformations Within and Between

Anette Adelmann | 30.11.2018

12.11.2018 - Preparations for ICCJ's 2019 annual conference to be held in Lund/Sweden, June 30 - July 3, are under way. The theme of the conference is "Transformations Within and Between: How Does Our New Relationship Affect Christian and Jewish Self-Understandings?" … [more]

Statement on the Shabbat Murders at the Tree of Life – Or Simchat Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations | 02.11.2018

The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), member organization of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), has issued a statement on the the Shabbat murders at the Tree of Live Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The statement reads as follows:[more]

Historical Declaration of Friendship Across Religions in the making

JCR | 01.11.2018

Wednesday September 26 th 2018, at The Peace Palace in The Hague, the Carnegie Foundation and the Elijah Interfaith Institute announced a new partnership between the two organization. The partnership revolves around a Declaration of friendship across religions, as follow up to Elijah’s Make Friends initiative and a series of global activities towards and as follow up to the declaration. … [more]