Great Britain: CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission

JCR | 01.11.2018

October 22nd, 2018 - At the closure of the Council of Christians and Jews’ (CCJ’s) 75th Anniversary year, the Presidents of CCJ have re-affirmed their commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Read their full affirmation statement: … [more]

Bishops of the Church of England adopt international definition of antisemitism

Church of England | 01.10.2018

11/09/2018 - The bishops of the Church of England have formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. … [more]

Pope Francis paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania at Vilnius ghetto site

Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference | 01.10.2018

2018 September 23 - Pope Francis, who is on a two-day visit to Lithuania, today stopped to pray in the territory of the capital city’s historic Vilnius ghetto to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust in the Baltic country. Approximately 95 percent of Lithuania’s Jews perished during the Holocaust. … [more]

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI on Supersessionism and Covenant

JCR | 31.08.2018

In July 2018, emeritus pope Benedict XVI published in "Communio: International Catholic Review" an essay in German that critiques certain theological concepts that have emerged in post-Nostra Aetate Catholic theologies of Judaism. … [more]

Against Hatred of Jews Worldwide: Formation of a New Scholarly Society to Study Antisemitism

JCR | 31.08.2018

13 July 2018 - Scholars and policymakers who assembled in Vienna at the recent conference "An End to Antisemitism!" unanimously approved the proposal to form a new international academic society, to be called the International Organization for Antisemitism Research (IOAR). … [more]

WCC invites participation in World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Council of Churches (WCC) | 31.08.2018

10 July 2018 - In a 9 July letter, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited the WCC global fellowship and all people of good will to participate in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel on 16-23 September. … [more]

A Tale of Two Cities: Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Budapest and Kecskemét

Nike Snijders | 31.08.2018

"Towards Reconciliation in a Broken World. Jewish and Christian Contributions to Responsible Citzizenship". Report on the ICCJ Conference in Budapest, Hungary, June 2018. … [more]

“Dialogue Prize of Swiss Jews” awarded to the rabbi Noam Hertig und imam Muris Begovic

Conference of European Rabbis | 30.06.2018

(May 29, 2018) Today, the first «Dialogue Prize of Swiss Jews» was bestowed in a great ceremonial act in Berne. … [more]

EU leader tells Europe’s Jews: “I will always be there for you”

Conference of European Rabbis | 30.06.2018

(May 23, 2018) First VP of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, stands by continents community while being awarded the Lord Jakobovits Prize for European Jewry. … [more]

Statement on the intended Canonisation of Pope Paul VI

The Council of Christians and Jews | 30.06.2018

(4th, 2018) The British Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) welcomes the news that Pope Paul VI is to be canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. … [more]