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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to receive United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2017 Elie Wiesel Award

JCR | 01.04.2017

Chancellor Merkel to accept via video; German Ambassador Peter Wittig to deliver remarks. … [more]

Rededication of the Tabgha monastery

JCR | 01.03.2017

Nearly two years after the arson attack on the Benedictine Monastery in Tabgha, the place was rededicated on Sunday, February 12, 2017. … [more]

Holy Land Co-ordination 2017

JCR | 01.02.2017

14-19 January 2017 - Following on from the HLC2016 meeting with refugees in Jordan, the annual meeting of the Holy Land Co-ordination (HLC2017) began this year on Saturday 14 January, the eve of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, with a day devoted to the situation of Christian migrants and refugees present in Israel. … [more]

British Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Board of Deputies of British Jews criticizes US Travel Ban

JCR | 01.02.2017

On January 31st, 2017, the Council of Christians and Jews released the following statement on the recent US travel ban: … [more]

2017-2018 Cardinal Bea Centre Scholarships

JCR | 01.02.2017

The Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce scholarships for students who will register to the 2-year Postgraduate Degree Program in “Judaism and Christian-Jewish Relations” for the Academic Year 2017-2018. … [more]

Religious leaders of the Holy Land in Auschwitz

Vivien Laguette | 01.01.2017

AUSCHWITZ – November 2016 - Thirty senior religious leaders of the Holy Land, among them Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, visited the Auschwitz death camp during a historic visit to condemn extremism and hatred. … [more]

Norwegian church denounces Luther's anti-Jewish writings

JCR | 01.01.2017

The state Lutheran Church of Norway has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century . … [more]

Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Irina Bokova | 01.01.2017

Paris, 14 October 2016 — “As I have stated on many occasions, and most recently during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, Jerusalem is the sacred city of the three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is in recognition of this exceptional diversity, and this cultural and religious coexistence, that it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. … [more]

ICCJ 2017 Conference: Reforming, Rereading, Renewing

Anette Adelmann | 01.12.2016

Preparations for ICCJ's 2017 annual conference to be held in Bonn/Germany, July 2-5, are under way. The theme of next year's conference is "Reforming, Rereading, Renewing: Martin Luther and 500 Years of Tradition and Reform in Judaism and Christianity". … [more]

No to a mission to the Jews

JCR | 01.12.2016

The Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) convened in Magdeburg for four days - on topics including solidarity in Europe, mission to the Jews and also Donald Trump. By the time it ended on 9 November it had taken numerous decisions. One of the most important was the decision to reject any mission to the Jews. … [more]