Religious Leaders’ Summit for Peace in the Middle East: “Religion can no longer be an obstacle”

Myriam Ambroselli | 30.11.2016

ALICANTE – An interreligious meeting was held on November 14-16, 2016 in Spain, which brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders. At the heart of the debate is the responsibility of religious leaders in the construction of peace in the Middle East. They reiterated their appeal against violence and incitement to hatred between religions. … [more]

In Memoriam Sir Sigmund Sternberg

Dick Pruiksma | 31.10.2016

This week Sir Sigmund Sternberg, patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews and (co-) founder of the Three Faiths Forum, one of the ICCJ’s members in the United Kingdom, passed away at the age of 95. … [more]

Shimon Peres - a visionary of peace and dialogue died at the age of 93

JCR | 30.09.2016

Shimon Peres, former prime minister and president of Israel, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the age of 93 following a stroke. … [more]

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

Executive Summary … [more]

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]