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The Pope and the Rabbi

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 02.10.2018

Often, direct person-to-person communication will achieve better results than all formal utterances “about” an issue. This seems to have been the case with a personal exchange of letters in their common language of German, between Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger and the Chief Rabbi of Vienna Arie Folger. … [more]

Remembering the Covenant: Judaism in an Anglican Theology of Interfaith Relations

Michael Ipgrave* | 01.10.2018

The question I begin with is this: “Does Anglican theology treat Christian-Jewish relations as a special case within interfaith relations?” There is an obvious answer to that question, which is: “Yes. … [more]

Transforming “Divine Mystery” into “faith and reason”.

Lisa Palmieri-Billig* | 01.09.2018

Benedict XVI on Catholic-Jewish relations-reactions. … [more]

Reorienting Jewish-Christian Relations and Dialogue

S. Wesley Ariarajah* | 01.09.2018

It is very appropriate that we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate – the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions” promulgated towards the end of the Second Vatican Council. By any measure, this was a landmark declaration that officially put the Roman Catholic relations to people of other religious traditions on a firm new footing. … [more]

Christianity’s Original Sin?

Tatha Wiley* | 30.06.2018

Can the church itself be guilty of sin? In 1994, Pope John Paul II addressed that question.[1] He distinguished between the sins of individuals and that of the church. The church as such does not sin, according to John Paul. Individuals do, and repentance is essential for forgiveness. … [more]

Feminism as Meeting Point

Helene Egnell* | 31.05.2018

Feminism has indeed been a meeting point for Jewish and Christian women, even though their sisterhood has been as ambiguous as any sisterly relationship. From the beginnings of modern religious feminism, it has been a common project for Jews and Christians – but Christian feminist theology still has not always managed to avoid the pitfalls of classical Christian anti-Judaism. However, the joint efforts of Christian and Jewish feminists can revitalize and offer new perspectives to Jewish-Christian dialogue. … [more]

Jerusalem: The Catholic Church and the Holy City

David Neuhaus* | 30.04.2018

Pope Francis spoke about Jerusalem at his general audience on December 6, 2017, just a few hours before US President Donald Trump affirmed that his government recognizes Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel”. Pope Francis said: … [more]

Not the Same, Not the Other in the Same Way as Any Other: Praying the Psalms and the Jewish-Christian Relationship

Jeremy Worthen* | 30.04.2018

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Making Sanctuary for the Divine: Exploring Melissa Raphael’s Holocaust Theology

CHRISTOPHER PRAMUK | 31.01.2018

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Confessions of a Jewish Ecumenist

Deborah Weissman | 31.01.2018

I often joke that I have probably attended more World Council of Churches functions than any other Jew in the world. I feel that I owe the WCC a great debt of gratitude. In June of 1988, through the WCC, I underwent a life-transforming experience. … [more]