The accession of Cardinal Bergoglio to become Pope Francis

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As Cardinal Bergoglio the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he has been involved extensively in Interfaith dialogue with the Jewish Community.  This dialogue is not just words but action.  For example, about ten years ago, Cardinal Bergoglio was involved in a Jewish Catholic initiative in Buenos Aires to distribute aid to poor people, he has participated […]

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Shoah Service St Mary’s Cathedral 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

This year on Wednesday 17th April, Christians and those from other faiths will join Sydney’s Jewish community for a Sho’ah Memorial Service to be held in the Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral in commemoration of the millions who died in the Holocaust of World War II, and to ensure the brutal horror of the event […]

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An Ordinary Humanity

Monday, March 11th, 2013

SACCJ member Ron Hoenig’s response to an article by the former Commonwealth Ombudsman, Allan Asher, on the SBS television program Go Back To Where You Came From series 2. Read the full article Download PDF

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Out of the Dark – Using story and survivors’ art to teach the Holocaust

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The Council of Christians and Jews (SA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday March 6 at the Adelaide College of Divinity. The guest speaker is Rosa Garcia, Outreach Education Manager of the Migration Museum speaking on ‘Using stories and art by survivors to teach children about the Holocaust’. View Event […]

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London Consultation Report, ICCJs Executive reconsiders its Israel/Palestine positions

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

The ICCJ Executive Board met in London from 11 until 15 February. After a business meeting on Tuesday February 12, a 2.5 days consultation was held to reconsider ICCJ’s position on the Israel/Palestine issue as laid down in the 2009 Berlin Document. Read the full report

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Sr Marianne Dacy, Secretary of CCJNSW and the ACCJ was awarded the AM in the Australia Day Honours List for her interfaith service and service to her Order.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

“Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia: Dr Marianne Josephine Dacy – For significant service to interfaith dialogue and to the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion.” It is so heartwarming to see her selfless efforts in interfaith and also her own order the Congregation of the Sisters of Sion, given […]

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Religious and Legal Attitudes on Refugees

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) presents Religious and Legal Attitudes on Refugees Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide array of high-profile cases. He […]

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Interfaith regional conference for Queensland

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews has announced the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane as the venue for the organisation’s 2013 regional conference. The Board of the ACU Faculty of Theology last week confirmed its approval for the conference to be held on the University’s Banyo campus. Previously Australia has hosted delegates from the […]

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Statement in support of a Royal Commission into abuse of children in religious organisations and organisations caring for children

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews is an organisation that promotes interfaith dialogue and harmony between our two rich traditions and beliefs. In both traditions, the welfare of the most vulnerable members of society is paramount. The violation of the innocence of children is abhorrent to us all. That members of religious communities and […]

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The 2013 ICCJ conference in Aix en Provence

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

In 2013, the Annual Conference of the ICCJ (International Council of Christians and Jews) will be held in France in Aix-en-Provence from June 30 th to July 3rd, 2013 : save the date!   The theme : Secularity : Opportunity or Peril for Religions, The French Experience and Global Perspectives . Aix-en-Provence was chosen for the conference in memory of the 50th anniversary of […]

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