Christian - Jewish Relations
Jewish-Christian National Dialogue Table
The Jewish-Christian National Dialogue Table (JCND) met at the ELCA Churchwide office September 16-17, 2008. The discussion topics focused on 'covenant' and 'land.' The next meeting will took place in February 2009 in Los Angeles. Topics included Israel 'as a Jewish state' and 'settlements.' These discussions were intensive but honest, and this church continues to foster good working relationships with members of the Jewish community.
Talking Points: Topics in Christian-Jewish Relations
The Talking Points
are comprised of eight topics for timely discussion on matters of interest to Jewish-Christian relations.
Explores the shared theological framework, special historical relationship, and post-Holocaust developments and current trouble spots that situate the Jewish-Christian relationship today.Order the Book
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Christian-Jewish Dialogue at Rockhurst University
The relationship between Judaism and Christianity is special. No other religion shares so much with Christianity as does Judaism. Both religions affirm the same God. Both religions see God active in history, working toward a goal of shalom. Both regard God to be a God of justice and mercy, who makes covenants and is faithful to them.
- Covenantal Conversations, Rev. Dr. Darrell Joddock
On November 23, 2009, Dr. Michael Trice and Rabbi Gary Greenebaum spoke to a gathering of clergy regarding Jewish-Christian relations. The talks, given at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, were remarkable enough to catch the attention of religious blogger Bill Tammeus. Says Tammeus, "Although Trice and Greenebaum differed on some matters, they have become friends who have learned how to respect each other's faith commitments and each other's take on the issues that sometimes divide them." Read the full article here