Developments in Jewish/Christian Relations


My Friends the Sisters by Peta Jones Pellach

This Article from “The Times” of Israel was sent to us by Peta Jones Pellach, whose work is  based at Ecce Home, alongside the Sisters. It was surreal – the feeling I had the first time I went to Ecce Homo, on Via Dolorosa, in the Old City of Jerusalem. “Am I really walking these ancient streets in this holy city, as part of my work-day?”  None of that excitement has waned. Each time I go there, entering through the Damascus Gate, then strolling through the shuk and past the various Christian hostels until I reach the entrance, I am exhilarated; going inside and up to the second or third levels to overlook the Temple Mount – that experience...
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Nostra Aetate – Fifty Years On

The Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark Nostra Aetate – Fifty Years On This year the Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a document of the Second Vatican Council which significantly changed and developed the nature of the Catholic Church’s engagement with other religions and particularly with Judaism. This, in turn has bought about a change in self-understanding on the part of the Church itself, exemplified by the fact that It was quite natural last year for Pope Francis to invite President Shimon Perez and President Mahmood Abbas to pray with him in Rome and for them to accept. It was not always so! This year we also...
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The Holy See and the State of Palestine - 21 May 2015

Last week’s headlines about the Vatican’s recognition of ‘the State of Palestine’ don’t do justice to the rich and complex history of the Church’s commitment to the Holy Land, its people and places, says David Neuhaus SJ. He describes how the Holy See’s discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has developed over nearly 70 years Read full article
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Recent Podcasts in Jewish Studies - May 2015

Please click the link below to see the recent podcasts of the lectures given by Amy Jill Levine in Manchester   See Podcasts
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Nostra Aetate – A Revolution in our times

Rabbi David Rosen, Rabbi Arnold Saunders,Bishop David Walker , Bishop of Manchester and Bishop John Arnold Bishop of Salford shared the platform for the eventon the 12 of May in Manchester town hall.  Rabbi David Rosen gave a keynote address entitled “ Nostra Aetate – A Revolution in our times” In which he charted the revolution that happened with the promulgation by the Vatican of the document “Nostra Aetate”. The group were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Manchester who hosted us in the Great Hall in the Town Hall. About two hundred people, Jews and Christians attended and there was a response and question time. For me, it was a timely reminder of the ...
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