If Not Now When

Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), Great Britain | 01.07.2015

June 24th, 2015. Launched today, CCJ’s new initiative If Not Now When aims to develop relationships between Jewish and Christian congregations through a month of spiritual reflection throughout August on one of the key issues facing the Christian community: the persecution of Christians in the Middle East in Iraq and Syria. … [more]

Manchester Nostra Aetate Celebrations

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) | 01.06.2015

May 19th, International faith-leader, Rabbi David Rosen, held 200 people in Manchester Town Hall spellbound on Tuesday 12 May as he spoke vividly on the religious revolution prompted by the Catholic Christian statement, Nostra Aetate. … [more]

New Director of The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)

JCR | 01.06.2015

The International Interreligious Council in Israel (ICCJ), a department of Rabbis for Human Rights, ist happy to welcome Yonatan Shefa as the new director of ICCI. … [more]

YLC Conference 2015: Beyond Nostra Aetate

Rebecca Brueckner and Brad Seligmann | 01.06.2015

Registration is open - Spaces still available for annual conference this year in Rome, June 25th to June 28th - Theme: "Beyond Nostra Aetate: Visioning for the Next Generation" … [more]

ICCJ Mourns the Death of former Roman Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff (1915 – 2015)

Anette Adelmann; ICCJ General Secretary | 01.05.2015

While preparing for our Annual Conference in Rome we received the sad news of the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, Rome’s emeritus Chief Rabbi who passed away on Sunday night eleven days before his hundredth birthday. … [more]

SJU Announces Details of Sculpture to Mark 50 Years of New Catholic-Jewish Relationship

Saint Joseph’s University | 01.05.2015

PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s University has formally commissioned local artist Joshua Koffman to craft an original sculpture entitled, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” To be situated prominently on the campus near the Chapel of Saint Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial, Koffman’s preliminary design has been completed and work on the final statue has begun. … [more]

Number of Muslims Worldwide Expected to Nearly Equal Number of Christians by 2050; Religiously Unaffiliated Will Make Up Declining Share of World’s Population

Pew Research Center | 01.05.2015

First-of-Their-Kind Population Growth Projections Examine Future of World Religions Over Next Four Decades. … [more]

In Memoriam Dr Jacobus (Coos) Schoneveld (27.1.1934 - 12.3.2015)

Dick Pruiksma | 01.04.2015

Many in the ICCJ family have lost a good friend now that Dr Jacobus Schoneveld has passed away. For many years, Coos Schoneveld pursued the improvement of Jewish-Christian relations, connecting his theological insights with his strong commitment to social and political justice. … [more]

ICCJ Conference 2015 in Rome - Registration opened!

Anette Adelmann | 01.03.2015

The ICCJ is excited to announce that online registration for this year’s annual conference in Rome has been officially opened on 27th February, 2015. … [more]

ICCJ Board Meets in Vienna: Discussions Centre on Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe

Anette Adelmann | 01.03.2015

VIENNA – From Sunday, 25th January to Thursday, 29th January 2015, the Executive Board of the International Council of Christians and Jews met in Vienna. The Board’s winter meeting coincided with the commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and focussed this year on an in-depth discussion of the state of Antisemitism and Islamophobia across Europe today. … [more]