Archive for tag: Judaism

Archive pour tag : Judaism

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Catholic-Jewish statement on human life, family values

VATICAN CITY, MAR 4, 2003 (VIS) – After a preliminary meeting in Jerusalem on June 5, 2002, high ranking delegations of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel met in Grottaferrata near Rome, February 23-27, 2003, according to a joint communiqué made public yesterday afternoon
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Posted: March 4, 2003 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=54
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Catholic, Judaism
Transmis : 4 mars 2003 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=54
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Catholic, Judaism


A WCC staff comment on Mel Gibson film

WCC News flash What should we do after seeing Mel Gibson’s film ‘The Passion of Christ’? That is the question being asked by Rev. Dr Hans Ucko, who specializes in Christian-Jewish dialogue at the World Council of Churches. He discusses the impact of our reactions to this controversial film in an opinion piece published in
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Posted: April 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=97
Categories: Dialogue, WCC NewsIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson, WCC
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Catégorie : Dialogue, WCC NewsDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson, WCC


Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

A statement from the Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Montreal Like all art works based on historical events, Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ may create the illusion that it faithfully reproduces the details of Jesus’ Passion with its cruelty and violence. Viewers may be left with the impression that without the Jews, these things
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Posted: April 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=98
Categories: DialogueIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson


La Passion du Christ de Mel Gibson

Une déclaration du Dialogue Judéo-Chrétien de Montréal Comme toute oeuvre d’art basée sur des faits historiques, le film de Mel Gibson La Passion du Christ peut créer l’illusion qu’il reproduit fidèlement le moindre détail de la passion de Jésus, avec toute sa toute cruauté et sa violence. Les spectateurs pourraient rester sous l’impression que tout
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Posted: April 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=99
Categories: DialogueIn this article: anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson
Transmis : 8 avril 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=99
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : anti-semitism, Christian, Christianity, Judaism, Mel Gibson


Yom Ha’Shoah – Holocaust Memorial Service

The annual Holocaust Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 30th at 1:30 p.m. Hosted by the Congregation Agudas Israel at 715 McKinnon Ave., Saskatoon. This year, the keynote speaker is Philip Weiss. Born in 1922 in Drohobycz, Poland, Philip, along with his parents, his brother and sister, were first placed in a ghetto, then
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Posted: April 30, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=230
Categories: NewsIn this article: education, events, interfaith, Judaism, Shoah
Transmis : 30 avril 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=230
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : education, events, interfaith, Judaism, Shoah


Canterbury and Chief Rabbis sign historic agreement

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger today signed a joint Declaration which sets out a framework for continuing dialogue between them. Dr Williams described the agreement as historic: “This is a most significant step in developing better mutual understanding and trust between the Anglican Communion and the Chief Rabbinate and worldwide Judaism.”
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Posted: September 5, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=263
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements


Yom Ha’Shoah – Holocaust Memorial 2007

The annual Holocaust Memorial presentation will be on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Centre, 7115 McKinnon Avenue, Saskatoon. The keynote speaker will be Isaac Gottfried, who was born in Poland in 1925, and is a Holocaust survivor. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Posted: April 22, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=313
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism, Saskatoon, Shoah
Transmis : 22 avril 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=313
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism, Saskatoon, Shoah


Christian-Jewish relations ‘difficult’

Christian-Jewish relations ‘difficult’

[The Tablet • Christa Pongratz-Lippitt] Cardinal Walter Kasper this week admitted that Christian-Jewish relations were going through a difficult period following the publication of the revised Good Friday Prayer for the Tridentine Rite, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt. Cardinal Kasper, president of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, was speaking in an interview with the Ulm-based daily Südwest-Presse on the eve of the Katholikentag in Osnabrück. Several prominent German Jews will not be attending that event on account of the prayer.

Admitting the current tensions in Catholic-Jewish relations in Germany, Cardinal Kasper said: “Germany is, of course, particularly sensitive for historical reasons. This is a difficult period but I think we will be able to get back to the level of dialogue we have had up to now – at least that is what we would like to achieve.”

Asked why a German Pope “of all people” had been so “insensitive to German history” Cardinal Kasper said Pope Benedict “wanted to do something positive. He wanted to improve a prayer that the Jews found offensive and he succeeded. But that did not go quite as far as people wanted or expected. The Pope showed his good will as his unplanned visit to a synagogue in the US shows. This was seen as something most positive in America. In Germany things are different but we are doing all we can to overcome the difficulties.”

Asked why Pope Paul VI’s Good Friday Prayer for the Jews had not been adopted for the Tridentine Mass, Cardinal Kasper replied, “The present Pope wanted the language of the old prayer kept while improving the contents. He did not want to introduce a new liturgical form into the old, extraordinary form.”
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Posted: May 24, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=462
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Judaism
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Judaism


WEA Berlin Declaration on Jewish Evangelism

Berlin Declaration on the Uniqueness of Christ and Jewish Evangelism

World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission issues statement on Jewish Evangelism

A declaration calling for “Renewed commitment to the task of Jewish evangelism” and “Recognition of the uniqueness of Christ as the crucified, resurrected and divine Messiah who alone can save from death and bring eternal life” has been issued by the WEA Theological Commission. “The Berlin Declaration on the Uniqueness of Christ and Jewish Evangelism in Europe Today” was developed by a task force of the Theological Commission at a consultation in Berlin, Germany August 18-22, 2008. The 1200 word statement also calls for reconciliation and unity amongst believers in Jesus, respect for religious conviction and liberty that allows frank discussion of religious claims and repentance from all expressions of anti-Semitism and all other forms of genocide, prejudice and discrimination.

The consultation, which was five years in planning, was called to address current concerns about the necessity and theological basis for Jewish evangelism especially in the setting of Germany and Europe as a whole. It involved 12 scholars from the Theological Commission, key seminaries and other organisations. It also included practitioners engaged in ministry amongst Jewish people, and Christians from Germany and Messianic Jews. A total of 13 papers were presented covering biblical, theological and practical matters which provided the background for the Declaration. A spokesman for the TC said that plans are in hand for the publication of the papers as an additional resource for those interested.

The Berlin Declaration 2008 follows in the wake of earlier documents produced by the WEA on Jewish evangelism. The first was the Willowbank Declaration of 1989 which was hailed at the time as a decisive statement and continues to be referred to as a landmark document. The second was a brief statement reinforcing the validity and importance of Jewish evangelism which appeared in the New York Times in 2008, with 54 signatures (and more endorsements later). TC Executive Director, Dr David Parker, said, “With the background of Willowbank and the NYT statement, it is our prayer that the Berlin Declaration 2008 will prove to be equally useful in supporting the work of taking the gospel “to the Jew first” and also the rest of the world. We believe the European setting of our statement is particularly significant.

We hope that this declaration will encourage many Christians to see the importance and biblical warrant for this important ministry. We would like to see the Berlin Declaration 2008 circulated as widely as possible amongst those who are engaged in and interested in this ministry.”
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Posted: August 25, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=486
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism, World Evangelical Alliance
Transmis : 25 aoüt 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=486
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism, World Evangelical Alliance


German churches say they failed to oppose persecution of Jews

Churches in Germany have remembered the 70th anniversary of the systematic attack by the Nazis in 1938 on Jewish Germans, saying that many Christians failed then in their duty to speak out.

“In the November pogroms of 1938 defenceless people were humiliated, harassed and killed, houses of worship were desecrated and destroyed,” Germany’s Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders said in a joint statement to mark the 9 November anniversary.

“The terrible images of burning synagogues have been burned into our memory,” said Bishop Wolfgang Huber, who heads the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), and Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the chairperson of the Catholic German Bishops’ Conference.
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Posted: November 10, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=519
Categories: NewsIn this article: Judaism
Transmis : 10 novembre 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=519
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Judaism


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