CCJR and ICCJ Conclude Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

JCR | 30.09.2016

ICCJ 2016 CCJR webThe Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) held their combined 2016 meetings in Philadelphia, USA, July 10 – 13. The CCJR is the ICCJR's United States member organization. The event was hosted by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University (SJU). … [more]

"Europe without Jews would no longer be Europe"

JCR | 30.09.2016

27.09.2016 - The current situation in Europe of Anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities were debated at a conference hosted by EP President Martin Schulz and First Vice-President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday. … [more]

New Initiative in Latin America Seeks to Promote Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

Nike Snijders, Communications Officer ICCJ | 31.08.2016

On June 2, a new initiative named the “Latin American Center for Studies, Dialogue and Encounters of Judaism and Islam” was launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the presence of both Jewish and Muslim officials. ICCJ Executive Board member Rabbi Shmuel Szteinhendler was present to bless the event. … [more]

International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor / U.S. State Department | 31.08.2016

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Young people reflect on interreligious studies

World Council of Churches | 31.08.2016

Seventeen students completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Interreligious Studies in August at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey. The six-week course, credited by the University of Geneva, is evenly split between distance learning and a residential experience. … [more]

Passover Seder in Radom

JCR | 31.05.2016

On April 22, a Passover Seder was organized in Radom, probably for the first time in decades, as part of the Jewish Culture Festival “Trace”. Among those who gathered at the table that day were descendants of Jews from Radom, some visiting Poland for the first time. … [more]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan signs historic pledge to fight antisemitism

Board of Deputies | 31.05.2016

May 26, 2016 - Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has welcomed Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s decision to join mayors from across Europe and the United States in signing an AJC pledge to take action against antisemitism in their communities. … [more]

Young Leadership Council (YLC) 2016 Conference: Religious Identity in a Multifaith Society

YLC | 31.05.2016

Please join the Young Leadership Council (YLC) in Philadelphia for our 2016 conference with the theme “Religious Identity in a Multifaith Society.” … [more]

Partnering with Religious Leaders of the Middle East in Advancing the Protection of Minorities in Muslim Majority States

JCR | 31.05.2016

(TOKYO, JAPAN, 13 MAY 2016) As heads of state from the world's major economies are arriving in Japan for the G7 Summit, world renowned religious leaders from the Middle East convened in Tokyo on 12-13 May to advance the full citizenship of all communities in Muslim majority states. Doing so, they stated, was an irreplaceable key to preventing and transforming violent extremism, Islamophobia and xenophobia. … [more]

The 23rd International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting

JCR | 30.04.2016

The 23rd meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ILC) took place in Warsaw, 4-7 April 2016. The ILC is the entity, created in 1971, formalizing the establishment of the official relationship between the Holy See and the worldwide Jewish community. … [more]