International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee

On October 28, 1965, the Second Vatican Council issued its groundbreaking declaration "On the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate), which called for ongoing dialogues between Jews and Catholics.  In the following years, formal structures for such interactions began to be established. In 1967, Jewish advocacy and rabbinic bodies organized an International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) to represent the Jewish community to the Vatican and, later, other non-Jewish religions. In 1970, IJCIC and Vatican officials agreed in "A Memorandum of Understanding" to meet regularly as an International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee (ILC).  In 1974, Pope Paul VI established the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews within the Council for Christian Unity to be the official contact point between the Vatican and the worldwide Jewish community on religious matters.

This page presents texts associated with the activities and meetings of the ILC.

 


 

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1 History of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee January 01, 1970 ILC
2 A Memorandum of Understanding December 23, 1970 ILC
3 A Common Declaration on Anti-Semitism September 06, 1990 ILC
4 Statement by the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee May 07, 1992 ILC
5 A Common Declaration on the Family May 26, 1994 ILC
6 A Common Declaration on the Environment March 25, 1998 ILC
7 Joint Communiqué of the 16th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting March 26, 1998 ILC
8 Joint Communiqué of the 17th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting May 03, 2001 ILC
9 Protecting Religious Freedom and Holy Sites May 04, 2001 ILC
10 Recommendation on Education in Catholic and Jewish Seminaries and Schools of Theology May 04, 2001 ILC
11 Joint Declaration of the 18th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting July 08, 2004 ILC
12 Joint Declaration of the 19th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting November 07, 2006 ILC
13 Joint Declaration of the 20th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting November 12, 2008 ILC
14 Joint Declaration of the 21st International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting March 02, 2011 ILC
15 Joint Statement of the 22nd International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting October 16, 2013 ILC