Lutheran-Jewish consultation considers antisemitism, condemns terrorist attacks


Hungary - Some 60 Lutheran and Jewish representatives from 15 countries gathered at the Manreza Conference Center near Budapest, Hungary, 9-13 September 2001 to discuss the theme 'Antisemitism and Anti-Judaism Today.' … [more]

Jewish Scholars on Joint Historical Commission Reply to Cardinal Kasper


Jewish scholars of an interfaith team formed to study the Vatican's role in World War II lashed out against what they deemed 'inflammatory'and 'totally unjustified' Vatican attacks, and renewed their calls for more access to the Holy See's archives. … [more]

The International Council of Christians and Jews writes to Cardinal Kasper regarding recent controversies


Deeply concerned by the public controversies and recriminations relating to the international Catholic-Jewish Historians Commission's decision to halt its research into the role of the Holy See during World War II, ICCJ General Secretary, Rev. Friedhelm Pieper on behalf of the Council's Executive Board on 29 August 2001 wrote to Cardinal Kasper … [more]

Cardinal Kasper comments on Joint Historical Commission controversy


Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has issued a statement reviewing the controversy about the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission … [more]

Joint Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission Suspends Work


The International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, jointly appointed by the Holy See and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) to study the Vatican's role during World War II, especially vis-a-vis the Holocaust, has announced that it is suspending its work. … [more]

Polish President's Apology for Massacre Viewed as Historic Gesture


The statement by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski apologizing for the July 10, 1941 massacre of some 1600 Jews in Jebwadne, a town in northeastern Poland, is being viewed as a historic gesture, even if controversy remains as to who was responsible. … [more]

Leuenberg Church Fellowship: Theological Study 'Church and Israel' accepted


From 19th to 25th June 2001, the 5th General Assembly of the Churches of the Leuenberg Church Fellowship was held at Queen's University, Belfast. The document 'Church and Israel' was received and accepted by the General Assembly with gratitude. … [more]

Joint Communique by the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee


The International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee has released a Joint Communique on its meeting held in New York City in May 2001 on the theme 'Repentance and Reconciliation'. … [more]

New Guide for Interreligious and Intercultural Organizations in Israel Published


The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) announces the publication of its latest annual Guide to Interreligious and Intercultural Activities in Israel (2001), which contains information on 71 organizations in Israel affiliated with the ICCI. … [more]

Jewish-Christian activities in France


Prayers of Women in the Bible' was the theme of meetings from April to June 2001 of the Paris-East Amitié judéo-chrétienne … [more]