Views of CCJR Members

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This section presents published op-eds or letters by scholars from CCJR regular or affiliate institutional members on news items concerning Christian-Jewish relations.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Council of Centers as an organization.

Title Date Author
Jews and Christians must oppose Trump's 'Muslim ban.' Again. March, 2017 Written by Burton L. Visotzky and Bertram Johnson
Muslims and Jews must combine to champion tolerance and stop the Isil-inspired hatred across the Middle East August, 2016 Written by Prince Hassan and Edward Kessler
Bonhoeffer is widely beloved. But to fully understand him we should first dial back the hero worship. April, 2015 Written by Victoria J. Barnett
After Christmas, Being Present December, 2014 Written by Peter A. Pettit
Giving Thanks for a New Jewish-Catholic Relationship in Our Time November, 2014 Written by Philip A. Cunningham and Adam Gregerman
On Not Choosing Sides: The Peacemaking Challenge in Israel/Palestine July, 2014 Written by Peter A. Pettit
No other pope has been so engaged with Jews March, 2013 Written by Edward Kessler
Pope Francis and the Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations March, 2013 Written by Philip A. Cunningham
The Last Pope Shaped by the Shoah February, 2013 Written by Adam Gregerman
Next time, can we have a theological upgrade? February, 2013 Written by Edward Kessler
Pope Benedict Leaves Behind Mixed Record of Relations With Jews February, 2013 Written by Ruth Langer
The Vatican’s strong defense of the Jews January, 2013 Written by Philip A. Cunningham and Eric J. Greenberg
Nostra Aetate - 50 Years On December, 2012 Written by Edward Kessler
Catholics and Jews: Setting the Record Straight November, 2012 Written by Eric J. Greenberg and Eugene Fisher
Taking another look at Pope Pius XII’s actions during the Holocaust July, 2012 Written by Robert Ventresca, interview
Theology Fails in Christian Statement on Israel, Judaism, Palestine June, 2012 Written by Adam Gregerman
Don't Be Part of the Problem June, 2012 Written by Edward Kessler
The problem of Daniel Pearl’s Mormon baptism March, 2012 Written by Philip A. Cunningham
It's 'Kosher' To Accept Real Jesus? February, 2012 Written by Adam Gregerman
Two Faiths, One Goal: Lord Sacks at the Vatican December, 2011 Written by Edward Kessler
Pius XII's Legacy Divides Catholics Too November, 2011 Written by Adam Gregerrman
Catholic-Jewish Relations: How Far We've Come, How Far We've Yet To Go September, 2011 Written by Philip A. Cunningham and Eric J. Greenberg
Jesus - a Jewish perspective December, 2010 Written by Edward Kessler
The Success of this Passion: Getting Particular and Becoming Universal September, 2010 Written by Peter A. Pettit
Let's Be Friends September, 2010 Written by Ed Kessler
John Paul II, Lower Manhattan and the Power of Religious Symbolism September, 2010 Written by Philip A. Cunningham
An interfaith take on the Pope’s visit September, 2010 Written by Ed Kessler
Analysis: It's been a bumpy road, but this Pope wants to be our ally September, 2010 Written by Ed Kessler
House of prayer near Ground Zero? Yes! July, 2010 Written by Padraic O'Hare
Pope's Visit to Rome Synagogue: It's Part of a Continuing Journey February, 2010 Written by Philip A. Cunningham
Opinion: Jews and Christians Must Persevere in Lifting Their Voices in Dialogue September, 2009 Written by Philip A. Cunningham
Understanding -- and Misunderstanding -- the Papal Visit to the Jewish State May, 2009 Written by Philip A. Cunningham and Rabbi Ruth Langer