Monotheism and the Problem of Truth

Reuven Firestone | 31.08.2016

"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 | 31.03.2016

“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]

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel

Ron Kronish | 01.02.2016

What does the future for interreligious dialogue look like in Israel? At a time when stabbings on the street have become almost a daily occurrence and tension is high, can Jews, Muslims and Christians -- all citizens of the state of Israel -- envision a better future for the followers of their religion in this country? How we bring the reality closer to the ideal? In which areas, and with which target groups, should we focus? … [more]

Updating Nostra Aetate today

Markus Himmelbauer | 01.11.2015

I am very happy to have the opportunity to join this discussion among such reputable speakers at this podium. Naturally this topic is especially close to my heart as being the Catholic in this setting and the responsibility for my words bears down on me. … [more]

Nostra Aetate, past and future

Rabbi Abraham Skorka | 30.09.2015

Lecture given at the opening session of ICCJ's annual conference 2015, June 28, Pontifical University Urbaniana, Rome. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Bruno Hussar, OP (1911-1996)

Scarboro Missions | 30.09.2015

An “oasis of peace”—for many religious Jews, Christians and Muslims, that is what they believe the Holy Land is meant to be, and what they hope and pray it will ultimately become some day. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Natân André Chouraqui (1917-2007)

Scarboro Missions | 31.08.2015

One of the principal architects of the modern Jewish-Christian friendship in the French-speaking world and in Israel, André Chouraqui is not as well known today as his many contributions and achievements would seem to warrant. … [more]

Islam, blasphemy and free speech: a surprisingly modern conflict

Ali Mamouri | 30.06.2015

From the fatwa on author Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the phenomenon of anti-blasphemy actions continues to be prominent in the Muslim world. … [more]

Leaders in the Modern Jewish-Christian Relationship: Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher (1904 - 1993)

Scarboro Missions | 31.03.2015

Today, there are several dozen centres around the world dedicated to studying the relationship between Christians and Jews. But it was Monsignor John Oesterreicher who deserves the credit for establishing the first of them, creating a new type of institution to reflect a new and very different way of thinking about how Jews and Christians could—and should—relate to each other. … [more]

"Top 10 Things You Must Know About ..."

The Interfaith Observer | 28.02.2015

During the month of February, Religions for Peace USA (RfPUSA) is releasing a series of short educational videos inspired by World Interfaith Harmony Week;(WIHW). The videos are viewable here. … [more]