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Church of England teaching document calls for repentance over role of Christians in centuries of antisemitism

Church of England | 01.12.2019

Christian theology played a part in the stereotyping and persecution of Jewish people which ultimately led to the Holocaust, a new reflection on Christian-Jewish relations issued by the Church of England acknowledges. … [more]

Board of Deputies of British Jews launches updated Jewish Manifesto ahead of General Election

Board of Deputies of British Jews | 01.12.2019

November 19, 2019. Ahead of next month’s General Election, The Board of Deputies today launches its Jewish Manifesto designed to ensure that all the political parties take the concerns of Britain’s 300,000-strong Jewish community into account when setting out their own proposals for government. … [more]

CCJ Statement on ‘God’s Unfailing Word’

Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) | 01.12.2019

21 November 2019. The Council of Christians and Jews welcomes the timely publication of a significant new statement on Jewish-Christian relations: ‘God’s Unfailing Word’. Published by the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission, this is the first major statement by the Church of England on the relationship between Christians and Jews. It comes at a sensitive time for the UK Jewish community with rising antisemitism in wider British culture. … [more]

Germany: Hetty Berg Named New Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin

JCR | 01.12.2019

Dutch curator and museum manager Hetty Berg has been appointed the new Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. … [more]

Jews, Christians, and Muslims: No to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Robin Gomes | 01.11.2019

Abrahamic religions: no to euthanasia, assisted suicide, yes to palliative care Representatives of the Abrahamic monotheistic religions condemn euthanasia and assisted suicide, and encourage palliative care everywhere and for everyone … [more]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Ahmed Shaheed (United Nations) | 01.11.2019

20 September 2019 - The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed:[more]

Antisemitic Attack in Halle, Germany

JCR | 01.11.2019

The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) echoes the statement by its German national member organization - Deutscher Koordinierungsrat (DKR) - on the terror attack in Halle, Germany.[more]

Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council’s General Assembly in Matera, Italy

01.10.2019

MATERA, 18 September 2019 – Leaders of Muslim and Jewish religious communities in Europe issued a joint statement calling upon European institutions, policy makers and civil society to protect religious freedom, in part by respecting conventions governing diet, dress and the upbringing of children. … [more]

Peace with no borders

01.10.2019

The international meeting of Sant'Egidio in the 'spirit of Assisi' titled 'Peace with No Borders', Madrid September 15-17, 2019. … [more]

Back from Lund. Impressions of the 2019 Conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews

Liliane Apotheker | 01.09.2019

The International Council of Christians and Jews held its annual international conference in Lund, Sweden on June 30 - July 3, 2019. This year's theme was "Transformations Within and Between: How Does Our New Relationship Affect Christian and Jewish Self-Understandings?" ICCJ First VIce-President, Liliane Apotheker, has written her impressions of the conference, which follows below.[more]