When the Seelisberg Conference that is known largely for its “Ten Theses” and for the founding of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), took place from July 30 through August 5 in 1947, Europe was devastated by WW2 and all its horrific consequences. In this context, Jewish and Christian theologians gathered in the small town in Switzerland for an "International Emergency Conference on Antisemitism". The courage displayed by the participants must inspire us all to pursue our work in particular in these trying times.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Seelisberg Conference and ICCJ's foundation, special editions of the ICCJ newsletter will be sent out every two weeks till the 5th of August each with a pair of short essays reflecting "Seelisberg".
The reflections have been submitted by a diverse group of authors, including theologians, clergy, academics and dialogue activists representing different regions of the world, religious affiliations, genders and ages. Their diversity mirrors the character of the ICCJ and its member organizations.
SEELISBERG REFLECTIONS, No. 4
- Peter Colwell(UK):
From Seelisberg to Jerusalem: The Changing Context of International Jewish-Christian Relations
- Walter Homolka (Germany):
The Ten Points of Seelisberg: Point 2 and Point 5
A regularly updated ICCJ website offers the collection of the "Seelisberg Reflections", pictures, videos, documents, and more ...