Jewish Consortium Comments on New Vatican "Reflection"

Dec 10, 2015, 15:28 ET from International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 10, 2015, the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued a "Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of 'Nostra Aetate' (N0. 4)." The International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), the official representative of world Jewry to the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, joins with the Vatican Commission in expressing gratification on the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate. IJCIC shares in celebrating the positive changes that the milestone document, Nostra Aetate, has brought about in the relations between these two communities of faith.

IJCIC welcomes the Commission's candid discussion within this new "Reflection" of the millennia-long history of the relationship between the Church and the Jewish people and its presentation of the changes we have shared in this past half-century. We recognize this "Reflection" as a sincere effort to clarify the meaning of this moment and its implication for Catholic and Jewish life. The document addresses a range of profound issues that will surely serve to guide and inspire our Catholic partners in dialogue. It is our intent to study the "Reflection" with the close attention it deserves as we continue the fruitful interactions that have marked our deepening relationship.

IJCIC's member organizations include: American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, B'nai B'rith International, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Israel Jewish Council on Interreligious Relations, Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbinical Council of America, Union for Reform Judaism, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and World Jewish Congress.

 

SOURCE International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations