Statements to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

The Golden Jubilee of the Second Vatican Council declaration Nostra Aetate has occasioned the publication of statements by Christian, Jewish, and interreligious bodies that review the developments over the past fifty years and assess current and future aspects of Christian-Jewish relations. This page assembles links to those statements that can be found on Dialogika. See also the list of resources on the precursors, composition, and subsequent documents that can be found HERE.

Documents issued to mark the golden anniversary of Nostra Aetate


Celebrating and Deepening the New Christian-Jewish Relationship

June 30, 2015

International Council of Christians and Jews


A Church in Dialogue: The Catholic Church and Interreligious Dialogue

Aug 31, 2015

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

3. Nostra Aetate: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions 50th Anniversary Oct 26, 2015 Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
4. "' our time...' A statement on relations between the Presbytery of Chicago and the Jewish community in metropolitan Chicago" Nov 21, 2015 Presbytery of Chicago, Presbyterian Church - USA
5. "Declaration for the Upcoming Jubilee of Brotherhood: A New Jewish View of Jewish-Christian Relations" Nov 23, 2015 French Jewish Leaders
6. "To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians" Dec 3, 2015 International Group of Orthodox Rabbis
7. "'The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable' (Rom 11:29): A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, No. 4" Dec 10, 2015 Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

     Remarks at the press conference for the above document:

Dec 10, 2015


  • Cardinal Kurt Koch
  • Rev. Norbert Hofmann, SDB
  • Dr. Edward Kessler
  • Rabbi David Rosen
8. Between Jerusalem and Rome: Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate Aug 31, 2017 The Conference of European Rabbis, the Rabbinical Council of America, and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel