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New Window Will OpenJuly 2007

  • The Wider Use of the Latin 1962 Catholic Missal

New Window Will OpenMarch 2007

  • German Catholic bishops' visit to Israel sparks controversy
  • Vatican and Israeli Rabbinate hold 7th dialogue in Jerusalem
  • Academic meeting between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism occurs in Jerusalem
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Antisemitism and Traditionalist Catholics
  • Christian Zionists offer letter of repentance in the Isareli Knesset

New Window Will Open February 2007

  • 100 Iranians condemn Iranian Holocaust-denial conference

New Window Will Open January 2007

  • United Nations condemns any denial of the Holocaust
  • Council of Centers announces individual memberships for those working in Jewish-Christian relations

New Window Will Open December 2006

  • Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Vatican Rejects Iranian Holocaust Denial Effort
  • U. S Cardinal Keeler condemns "revisionist" history of the Holocaust
  • Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders Call on the United States to Make Peace a Priority
  • National Council of Churches condemns Iran Holocaust conference
  • "True Muslims Must Never Deny the Euoprean Holocaust"
  • Islamic Society of North America condemns intra-Muslim violence in Iraq
  • Local Muslim leaders at US Holocaust Memorial Museum express solidarity with Jews in rejecting Holocaust denial

New Window Will Open November 2006

  • U.S. Orthodox Jewish and Catholic dialogue statement on school choice
  • International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee meets in South Africa; discusses AIDS
  • New Catholic-Jewish centre a Canadian first

New Window Will Open September 2006

  • Boston interreligious leaders issue appeal: "People of Faith Share These Values"
  • Center to Collaborate with Hebrew College and Andover-Newton Theological School in Offering Interreligious Learning Courses
  • Archbishop of Canterbury and Chief Rabbis of Israel issue historic Joint Declaration
  • Pope makes controversial references to Islam in German university lecture
  • Hungarian nun who was killed for rescuing Jews is beatified
  • First rabbis ordained in Germany in 60 Years
  • UCC President sees relations with Jews as "stretched almost to breaking by the dilemmas of the Middle East" although "this precious relationship cannot ultimately be broken."

New Window Will Open July 2006

  • Vatican to open all archives from 1922 to 1939
  • Episcopal General Assembly votes to study anti-Judaism in biblical and liturgical texts
  • Hungarian nun killed by Nazis for sheltering Jews to be beatified
  • Israeli-Hezbollah conflict and Christian-Jewish relations

New Window Will Open May 2006

  • Vatican and World Council of Churches to Pursue Common Code of Conduct on Religious Conversion
  • Catholic-Jewish Pioneer, Dr. Rose Thering, O.P. dies.
  • Boston's Cardinal O'Malley addresses Jewish community to mark Nostra Aetate's 40th anniversary

New Window Will Open February 2006

  • Statement of the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem on the Palestinian Election

New Window Will Open January 2006

  • International and Local Catholic Bishops call for peace with justice for all people and the three faiths of the Holy Land
  • Statement of the Archbishop of Canterbury for Holocaust Memorial Day

New Window Will Open December 2005

  • National Catholic-Jewish Consultation Meets, Issues Joint Communiqué

New Window Will Open November 2005

  • Bishop condemns remarks of Iranian president
  • United Nations Considers Resolution to Set January 27 as "Holocaust Remembrance Day"
  • Statement of the Holy See on the UN Resolution on "Holocaust Remembrance Day"

New Window Will Open August 2005

  • Chief Rabbi David Rosen Named President of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligous Consultations

New Window Will Open July 2005

  • Pope said to view Israel trip as "a priority"
  • United Church of Christ's 25th General Assembly calls for economic leveraging in the Middle-east and urges Israel to "tear down the wall"
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe issues report on Cordoba Conference on Antisemitism and Intolerance (held on June 8-9, 2005)

New Window Will Open June 2005

  • Beatification of French priest delayed after discovery of antisemitic writings
  • Pope Benedict meets with global Jewish delegation
  • Chicago Jews, Protestants find way to talk over Israel-Palestine conflict

New Window Will Open April 2005

  • Pope John Paul II dies. Slideshow on his teachings, "Definer of a New Relationship" available.
  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI. Resources available.
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America considers constructive investment in Israel and Palestinian Authority.
  • Six Jewish groups urge mainline Protestant churches against Israeli divestment.


New Window Will Open February 2005

  • World Council of Churches endorses divestment moves

New Window Will Open January 2005

  • Committee on Episcopal Jewish-Relations, Episcopal Diocese of New York issues "Consultative Document on Israel"
  • International Council of Christians and Jews to Hold First Meeting in USA in 25 Years

New window October 2004

  • Episcopal Leaders Issue Statement on interfaith relations, peace ministries with Israel
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Replies to ICCJ Letter of September 28, 2004
  • American Jewish Committee issues background report on Israel Divertment Campaigns
  • Vatican-Israeli Dialogue Calls for Interreligious Respect in Jerusalem


New Window Will Open September 2004

  • Christian Leaders Express Concern over Gibson film's DVD Release
  • Anglican Peace and Justice Network Issues statement on Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
  • ADL Protests One-Sided Statement
  • Iinternational Council of Christians and Jews writes to the Archbishop of Canterbury about Anglican Peace and Justice Network statement


New Window Will Open July 2004

  • 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to study issue of "messianic synagogues" and to divest from selected Israeli companies
  • International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee meets in Buenos Aires


New Window Will Open May 2004

  • National Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Warns Against Antisemitic Uses of Gibson's Passion


New Window Will Open April 2004

  • Pew Research Survey: More People Believe Jews Killed Jesus
  • Catholics Concerned over Israel's Delay in Renewing Visas
  • Cardinal Kasper comments on The Passion of the Christ


New Window Will Open February 2004

  • Statement of Bishop of San Jose prior to release of The Passion of the Christ
  • Bishop Stephen Blaire Introduces New Collection of Catholic Documents on Interpreting the Passion Narratives


New Window Will Open January 2004

  • US Catholic Bishops announce "The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus: A Collection of Catholic Documents"
  • Council of Centers calls for Passion education
  • Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations issues statement on The Passion of Christ


New Window Will Open December 2003

  • Canadian Church Leaders Speak Out Against Antisemitism
  • National Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Meets: releases new video series; BCEIA to issue Lenten collection of documents on crucifixion; condemns hate sites and antisemitism
  • Report on Antisemitism in Europe now available
  • ADL Honors Fr. John Pawlikowski


New Window Will Open November 2003

  • Union for Reform Judaism unveils Christian-Jewish dialogue curriculum


New Window Will Open September 2003

  • National Polish American - Jewish American Council issues statement on usage of the term "Holocaust"
  • Cardinal Kasper calls for putting Catholic teachings on Jews and Judaism into action
  • Cardinal Kasper: Vatican Has Not Endorsed Gibson's The Passion


New Window Will Open February 2003

  • French clergy and scholars visit New York's Jewish Community
  • 1933 Letter of Edith Stein to Pope Pius XI made public
  • Vatican opens access to new archival material
  • Pope and Roman chief rabbi meet


New Window Will Open November 2002

  • Cardinal Walter Kasper delivers major address during visit to the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning


New Window Will Open October 2002

  • Council of Centers holds first annual meeting
  • Torah scroll rescued from the Shoah is welcomed to Boston College


New Window Will Open September 2002

  • Christian Scholars Group Issues Statement on Rethinking Christian Faith in Relation to Judaism
  • SIDIC Library Collection and SIDIC-Rome Documentation Center to be Inaugurated at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome


New Window Will Open August 2002

  • ELCA Issues Eight "Talking Points" on Christian-Jewish Relations
  • BCEIA/NCS issues major "Reflections on Covenant and Mission"
  • Rabbi Mordecai Waxman dies. He was a Jewish pioneer in interfaith dialogue


New Window Will Open July 2002

  • Pope telegrams Rome's Jewish community about cemetery desecration
  • American Baptists issue a reply to Dabru Emet
  • Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations is established


New Window Will Open June 2002

  • Three Christian Scholars Group members honored


New Window Will Open April 2002

  • From SIDIC: Rome Study Session on New Biblical Commission Document
  • International Council of Christians and Jews issues statement on Middle-east
  • Plague of Antisemitism in Europe
  • Two statements on the Middle-east Conflict from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Two U.S. Catholic Statements on the Middle-east Conflict


New Window Will Open March 2002

  • Christian Scholars Group on Jewish-Christian Relations Partners with Boston College
  • Center so-sponsors first NH Jewish-Catholic seder
  • Pope's Easter Message Pleads for Peace in the Middle-east


New Window Will Open February 2002

  • Vatican Announces Schedule for Access to Its Archives


New Window Will Open January 2002

  • Pontifical Biblical Commission issues instruction on "The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible."
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  • Pope greets Catholic-Jewish conference in Paris


New Window Will Open December 2001

  • U.S. Bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs & National Council of Synagogues issue a Joint Reflection on Sept 11th, entitled, "Filled with Sadness, Charged with Hope"


New Window Will Open November 2001

  • Pope to Invite Global Religious Leaders to Assisi on Jan 24 for Day of Prayer for Peace
  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston issue joint statement


New Window Will Open October 2001

  • Boston and New England Religious Leaders Issue Interfaith Statement about Sept 11 Terrorist Acts
  • A Current Rehashing of Old Christian European Antisemitic Themes
  • New national council for C-J relations centers planned


New Window Will Open September 2001

  • Pope in Kazakhstan praises "authentic Islam."
  • International Lutheran - Jewish consultation held in Budapest
  • Islamic Society of North America condemns terrorist attacks
  • Papal audience remarks on the terrorist attack on the United States
  • Statement of the Jewish Caucus on the NGO Process and Concluding Document Issued in Connection with the U.N. World Conference Against Racism
  • International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) writes Cardinal Kasper about the Holocaust Commission controversy


New Window Will Open August 2001

  • Cardinal Kasper issues statement on the cessation of the joint Holocaust historians' committee
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America issues statement on Middle-east


New Window Will Open July 2001

  • Team of Catholic and Jewish holocaust scholars suspends its activities
  • Cardinal William Keeler issues statement on the suspension of the holocaust scholars' work
  • Israeli and Palestinian leaders and intellectuals issue call for peace
  • Cardinal Kasper addresses the International Council of Christians and Jews meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay


New Window Will Open June 2001

  • Genocide Warning Issued for the Sudan


New Window Will Open May 2001

  • International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee holds its 17th meeting. Important progress in the interfaith relationship is made
  • John Paul II calls for an end to the language of incitement and hate and the immoral chain of provocations and reprisals in the Middle East


New Window Will Open April 2001

  • 17th Meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee to occur in New York, May 1-4, 2001


New Window Will Open March 2001

  • Vatican announces new head of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews


New Window Will Open February 2001

  • French rabbinate discloses 1968 outline of a Jewish theological statement on Christianity
  • U.S. Bishops Issue Guidelines on Holocaust Education in Catholic School Settings
  • Yom Hashoah Menorah Memorials to be Placed in Catholic Seminaries


New Window Will Open December 2000

  • Cardinal Ratzinger links Christian anti-Judaism to the Holocaust.


New Window Will Open November 2000

  • U.S. Bishops grateful for Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity
  • Cardinal Francis Arinze of the Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue engages in an informal chat and presents a public lecture at Boston College
  • U.S. Bishops issue statement on ongoing Middle East violence
  • American Jewish Committee disappointed by U.S. Bishops Middle East statement
  • U.S. Bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the National Synagogue Council issue joint statements on "Children and the Environment" and condemning acts of religious hatred
  • Pope speaks about interreligious dialogue at weekly audience


New Window Will Open October 2000

  • Reactions to violence in Israel and Palestinian Authority
  • Bishop Howard Hubbard receives interfaith award
  • International Catholic Jewish Historical Commission issues preliminary report on the Vatican during World War II
  • John Paul II comments on Dominus Iesus
  • Bishop Walter Kasper discusses Dominus Iesus theme


New Window Will Open September 2000

  • Jewish scholars group issues statement on Christianity entitled Dabru Emet
  • Reactions to Vatican document Dominus Iesus
  • Message by Pope John Paul II to an interreligious conference gathered in Lisbon


New Window Will Open August 2000

  • International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultation (IJCIC) protests beatification of Pope Pius IX
  • Pope John Paul II's homily at the beatifications of Pope Pius IX and John XXIII