Developments in Jewish/Christian Relations

Rabbinic students to pair with Christians

October 14, 2014 Follow The JC on Twitter The Council of Christians and Jews has provided Leo Baeck College rabbinic students with the opportunity of being paired during their training period with a Christian studying for the clergy. Twenty students from both faiths attended a Lambeth Palace reception, where they were welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who warmly endorsed the scheme. Leo Baeck College principal Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris told students: "What I hope each of you will gain from this opportunity is not just someone to phone to find out about things, but that each of us will become a blessing in others' lives." Rabbinic student and forme...
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Feast of Sukkot

Tuesday 14 October 2014 Since yesterday night, the Jewish people is celebrating these days the Feast of Sukkot. For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt, miraculous "clouds of glory" surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert.Ever since, we remember God's kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches for the duration of the Sukkot festival (on the Jewish calendar Tishrei 15-21). For seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home. Another Sukkot...
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ICCJ 2014 Conference: Jewish-Christian Dialogue is Thriving in Latin America, and Worldwide

Created: August 27, 2014  Written by Murray Watson This week's annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) has highlighted in a very vivid way a rich network of interfaith friendship that is thriving in many Latin American countries--and around the world. Meeting in Buenos Aires between 19th and 21st August, more than 150 members of the ICCJ's international member organizations were welcomed by their Argentine hosts for three days of in-depth conversation, exploration and learning, focussing on the themes of history, theology and identity. Keynote speakers offered insightful and creative presentations on the history ...
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News from our French member organization Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France (AJCF)

ANETTE ADELMANN; ICCJ GENERAL SECRETARY | 22.07.2014 In support of our French member organization Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France (AJCF) the ICCJ presents an English translation of a statement about the current antisemitc incidents in France. "The Israeli Palestinian conflict intrudes on our daily life by its unusually extensive media coverage, overshadowing all other conflicts. If we all agree that it is unacceptable to enact this conflict in France, the acts of physical aggression against Jewish people , synagogues, shops and other places of Jewish life these last two weekends prove that this wrong has been done. The words and deeds have become extremely radi...
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Board of Deputies endorses Cross Communal Group statement praying for a just and lasting peace

The Board wholeheartedly endorses the following message by the Cross Communal Group:     "In these painful times we regret the loss of all innocent life. Our thoughts are with all those who grieve and we fervently pray that we soon see a just and lasting peace for all in the region." David Dangoor  (Chair, Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation)    Nick Gendler and Clive Sheldon QC  (Co-Chairs, Masorti Judaism)   Lucian Hudson (Chair, Liberal Judaism)  Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner  (Senior Rabbi, Movement for Reform Judaism)   Rabbi Danny Rich  (Chief Executive, Liberal Judaism)   Robert Weiner (Ch...
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