Conference 2017

ICCJ Conference 2017, Bonn
Key notes - Lectures - Pictures

Conference 2016

ICCJ Conference 2016, Philadelphia
Key notes - Lectures - Pictures

Conference 2015

ICCJ Conference 2015, Rome
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Lectures - Video - Gallery


  • Picture gallery - ICCJ Conference 2016 (coming soon)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Plenary Session

  • Reconciliation in Judaism and Christianity
    This session will seek to engage in dialogue views on reconciliation in Judaism and Christianity, respectively. Central to Jewish faith and yearning, reconciliation is also inextricably linked with repentance and peace. The session will inquire into these connections in detail. Furthermore, it will ask what the link is between reconciliation and justice. Although reconciliation certainly is a religious and spiritual value, biblical and halakhic aspects will not be under scrutiny only. As for Christianity, reconciliation is one of the key concepts in Christian faith and theology. Drawing from the emphases of Apostle Paul (2Cor 5:11-21) it is often argued theologically that reconciliation is one of the crucial ministries Christians are called to pursue in the 21st century. The session will inquire what these connotations mean in practice. Furthermore, it will be explored what implications does it have for interfaith relations?
    Reconciliation will be construed as a comprehensive notion, encompassing many and various aspects. Therefore, the session will examine what historical, political, social, and ecological ramifications follow from the Jewish and Christian understanding of reconciliation.

    Dr Markus Himmelbauer (pdf/engl.)
    Rabbi Prof. Dr Ruth Langer (pdf/engl.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Plenary Session

  • Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism
    Recently, both religious fundamentalism and political extremism have been getting much attention in the media. Does this phenomenon actually mirror reality, or is it merely a political move aimed at increasing the general feeling of anxiety in society?
    Similarly, one can ask what, if any, are the common denominators connecting the two phenomena? Is there anything religious fundamentalists have in common with political extremists? Furthermore, one can ask how religion is (mis)used by (extreme) politics and vice versa.
    This session will explore these and other related questions from the perspectives of various academic disciplines (political science, religious studies, history, sociology etc.) as well as geographic factors (Hungary, central Europe, international contexts).

    Rev. Dr Michael Trainor (pdf/engl.)

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