DIALOGIKA (dee'-uh-LOH-jee-kuh), "items of dialogue," is an online library that chronicles the evolving conversation and relationship between the Christian and Jewish communities. Maintained through the collaboration of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, it provides a comprehensive cyber-archive of official statements, historic documents, educational resources, and current information.
The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations is an association of centers and institutes in the United States and Canada devoted to enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians. While most of these centers or institutes are located in the United States, mostly at academic institutions, there are also affiliate members overseas. Representatives from major Christian and Jewish agencies and religious bodies in the United States are also members. The purposes of the Council are to provide a vehicle for exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment among centers and institutes for Christian-Jewish studies and relations in the United States; to promote research and publication on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations; and to relate to similar undertakings in other parts of the world as a national member of the International Council of Christians and Jews [ICCJ].
The Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was established in 1967, shortly after the Second Vatican Council, to increase knowledge and deepen understanding between the Jewish and Catholic communities. In harmony with the University's motto, the Institute's activities arise from a threefold commitment to Spirit - Intellect - Purpose. Thus, the Institute seeks to implement the spirit of Pope John Paul II's prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, is committed to academic research and education in Christian-Jewish relations, and to sincere and honest interreligious dialogue in which there is no intention to convert or persuade but only to learn from each other [>> more].