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Events

Upcoming events are posted on our Facebook page.
Below may be found some upcoming and archived events that may be of interest.

Some of the events sponsored and recommended by our Office in 2021:

EVENTS DATE
Online Event: The Manekin-Clark Lecture-Recapturing the Prophetic Tradition: A Challenge for Interreligious Dialogue
Dr. Susannah Heschel (daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) in her lecture will focus on the Jewish perspective of relationship between religion and political movements, and on the question of who should represent religious communities.
For participation, please register.
06/12/21
Online Event: Exploring the Narrative of Holocaust and Genocide Education in the Public Arena with Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Colorado House of Representatives, by The International March of the Living (MOTL)
For details and participation, please register.
16/11/21
Virtual Book Launch @ 8.00 p.m. EDT:
"The Baby and the Bathwater: Aspiration and Reality in the Life of the Church" by Robert J. Suderman, former general secretary for Mennonite Church Canada.
In person participants need to register. No registration is required for live stream.
28/10/21
Webinar: Portraits of Moral Choices during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda: Stories of Perpetrators, Bystanders and Upstanders with Tali Nates, by The International March of the Living (MOTL).
For details and participation, please register.
27/10/21
Pope Francis congratulates Patriarch Bartholomew on 30 years as Ecumenical Patriarch.
Bartholomew I was elected as the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople of the Eastern Orthodox Church on 22 October 1991, and installed as the 270th successor to the Apostle Andrew a few days later on 2 November. Vatican News
22/10/21
Online Event: God's Terrible Springtime? Ecumenical Purpose and Opportunity in Times of Upheaval
A colloquium with the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and three distinguished guests on the underappreciated power of ecumenism today.
In this webinar the panelists will address the feelings of sadness, hopelessness and in what new ways might ecumenism best serve the world in our time of economic, cultural, political, and ecological turmoil?
For further information, please register.
20/10/21
Online Blue Table webinar 5: Ethics and Economy
The Globethics.net Academy (a consortium of diverse international ecumenical and educational organizations) is launching the Blue Table Webinar Series.
The webinars will be held on every fourth Wednesday of the month from September to November 2021.
For participation and further information, please register.
20/10/21
Online Event: Book discussion - A Jewish Perspective on Building ‘Delight Muscles'.
ICJS and Maryland Humanities Council are jointly holding this discussion.
For participation and further information please register. Video
20/10/21
Online Event: University Students Coffee Hours-Sharing the Gift of Meditation with Real Life Discussions in an Ecumenical Setting.
The Canadian Christian Meditation Community along with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) have organized weekly moderated introductory
sessions on meditation for university students. The moderators will share the fruits of this practice widely and inclusively in an ecumenical setting across Canada.
For participation, please register.
19/10/21
Online Event: Meditating together for the care of our common home.
Christian Meditation Sessions for the Care of Our Common Home for Young People.
The World Community for Christian Meditation invites young people from around the world to meditate together for the care of our common home.
For details and participation, please register.
16/10/21
Online Event: Antisemitism, Christianity, and the Holocaust: Reckoning with the Past and Working in the Present
The western section of the Washington National Cathedral is dedicated for long commemorated human rights figures. This workshop is hosted by the Washington National Cathedral, surrounding the installation of a stone carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel to the Cathedral's Human Rights Porch.
For further information, please register. Video
14/10/21
Virtual Symposium on Synodality
Hosted by the Anglican Centre and the Centro Pro Unione.
For participation, please register
For detailed information of the event, please see the poster.
14/10/21
Webinar: Southern Wall Excavations – Jewish life and the celebration of Sukkot in Jerusalem in the time of the Temple with Assaf Boker,by The International March of the Living (MOTL). Video
For details and participation, please register.
23/09/21
Online Event: Jewish Perspectives on the Role of Religion in Public Life Today. Video
ICJS Scholar Matt Taylor in his conversation with Megan Goodwin and Illyse Morgenstein Fuerst will be discussing the importance of religion in public life and the breakdown of support for religious studies in both public education and universities
For participation and further information on “Is Religion Still Relevant Today?”, please register.
23/09/21
Online Blue Table webinar 4: Ethics and Ecology
The Globethics.net Academy (a consortium of diverse international ecumenical and educational organizations) is launching the Blue Table Webinar Series.
The webinars will be held on every fourth Wednesday of the month from September to November 2021.
For participation and further information, please register.
22/09/21
Webinar: The Impact of the UN's Antisemitic Durban Conference: 20 Years Later, by American Jewish Committee (AJC).
For details and participation, please register. Video
20/09/21
Online Event: Receptive Ecumenism: The Role of the Spirit in New Ecumenical Endeavours. Video
Receptive Ecumenism provides a way forward on how the churches can receive the gifts of Holy Spirit from one another in this present stage of unity.
Dr. Paul Murray of the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University in England will lead an on-line conversation and speak on the significance of receptive ecumenism, its foundations, and the unique opportunity it provides for new ecumenical endeavours.
For participation and further details, please register.
17/09/21
Pope in Slovakia: Jewish-Christian dialogue is key to the future
Vatican News.
13/09/21
Pope thanks Slovak Jews for opening doors to healing and fraternity.
Vatican News. Video
13/09/21
Pope in Slovakia: Churches must unite in contemplation and action.
Vatican News.
12/09/21

Webinar: An Integral Part: An Introduction to Eastern Catholicism
Presenters: Fr. Luis Melo (Director, Office for Promoting Christian Unity and Religious Relations with Judaism), Fr. Alexander Laschuk (Judicial Vicar, Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal) and moderated by Dr. Rebecca Spellacy (Office of Formation for Discipleship).

For details and participation, please register

11/09/21
Cardinal Kurt Koch: Pope seeks to deepen bonds of friendship between Christianity and Judaism.
Vatican News.
10/09/21
Online Event: 25th International Marian Mariological Congress. September 8-11
The Pontifical Academia Mariana Internationalis (PAMI) of the Holy See is dedicated to fostering the study of Mariology in view of promoting devotion to Our Blessed Mother.The theme of the congress is "Mary between theologies and cultures today. Models, communications, perspectives."
For participation and further information, please register.
08/09/21
Annual Event: Season of Creation, September 1 to October 4, 2021- Video. Pope Francis encourages participation in 2021 Season of Creation.
Theme: “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God”. Video
Pope and ecumenical leaders: Caring for God’s creation requires commitment. 
For resources and more information, please click this link.
01/09/21
Vatican News: Law and grace for Jews and Christians.
30/08/21
News: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Recent publications of the Faith and Order Commission
The Faith and Order Commission was established in 1948. It is a study commission consists of official representatives of Churches belonging to the different streams of Christianity.
25/08/21
Webinar: Private Tour of the Yehoshua Aryeh Fine Art Gallery in Jerusalem. Video
For participation and further details, please register.
25/08/21
Vatican News: Ecumenical Prayer for the Reunification of two Koreas.
15/08/21
Webinar: The Destruction of the Lithuanian Jews – The Ponary Massacre with Jacob Shoshan. Video
For Participation and further details, please register
28/07/21
Virtual Public Symposium: July 5-15 (Shalom Hartman Institute).
For details and registration, please visit.
Hope, Love & Compassion: Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future. Videos of the Symposium.
05/07/21
The Israel-Diaspora Divide: We Don’t Know Enough About Each Other - AJC Advocacy Anywhere. Video
01/07/21
Webinar: Briefing on the Rising Tide of Antisemitism. Video
For Participation, please register.
30/06/21
Holocaust Survivor Day.
In their words, "Holocaust survivors deserve a day of joy; a day of celebration.
24/06/21
Virtual Conference: Thinking Interreligiously on Civic Challenges – Water Justice and the Abrahamic Traditions.
For participation, please register.
22/06/21
Online Event: "Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism" by Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University.
Video presentations given at an online study day, hosted by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University in partnership with the Christian Council of Sweden, University College Stockholm, and the Sigtuna Foundation.
For details and participation, please see.
17/06/21
Online Event: Dabru Emet: 20 Years Later Roundtable Discussion.
To mark the anniversary of this milestone text, the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) has invited leading Jewish and Christian scholars for a roundtable discussion that will explore the scope and purpose of Dabru Emet for today.
For further details and participation, please register.
16/06/21
Online Event: Symposium on Euthanasia.
For details and registration contact at: info@stjohnsmission.org.
15/06/21
Vatican News: Pope Francis: Together in love, we Christians can change the world. Video.
09/06/21
"We are Neighbours" (2021) Catholics and Evangelicals in Canada.
A Study Guide created by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
07/06/21
AJC Virtual Global Forum - June 6-9, 2021.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) organized a Virtual Global Forum to discuss issues like antisemitism and racism around the world. 
06/06/21
Online Event: The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT) Presents Conversations of The Heart.
Please click for details and to register.
06/06/21
Global Week of Prayer for China
A Catholic initiative that aims to promote prayer and solidarity with our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters living in China.
The resources for the Global Week of Prayer for China can be looked @. Promo Video.

23/05/21

Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Regarding Conflict in the Middle East, Local Cases of Hatred and Anti-Semitism.

21/05/21

Online event: Equality in Scripture Interpretation
Reflecting on the ways in which scripture articulate the call to Equality so needed in our World - Video.
By: The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT)
For participation and further details please register at Eventbrite.
20/05/21
Online Event: Religion in the Public Square: Teachers Talk Religion.
For participation and further details, please register @ Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies - Video.
20/05/21
Webinar: Ethics and Democracy.
For more information, please visit globethics.net.
Registration is required to attend this webinar.
19/05/21
Online Event: Free online Christian Meditation Retreat.
Please contact Rob and Gail Brooks at rgbrooks2@shaw.ca for registration. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the retreat.
The retreat agenda can be viewed in Toronto time.
15/05/21
Virtual Event: The Texts & Topics Shaping Modern Jewish Life: Exploring The New Jewish Canon.
For participation and details, please visit.
29/04/21
Online Film Discussion: Film Discussion on the Life and Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Video
For participation and details, please visit.
28/04/21
Online Event: European Churches celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Charta Oecumenica'.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Charta Œcumenica – Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among Churches in Europe, the Conference of European Churches (CEC). together with the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Video
22/04/21
Online Event: Ecumenical Readings of “For the Life of the World: Toward A Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church” And Its Implications for the Global Context.
Click,for details and registration
21/04/21
German Ecumenical Week for Life focuses on "Life in Dying". April 17-24
17/04/21
35 years since Pope St John Paul II’s historic visit to Rome’s Synagogue.
13/04/21
Online discussion: Compassionate Listening Project and Its Children of Abraham Initiative. Video
11/04/21
Virtual Event: 2021 International March of the Living Commemoration and Ceremony to observe “Yom HaShoah”. Video
08/04/21
Online discussion: Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19. Video 07/04/21
Online event: Being a Eucharistic People in Digital Space: Liturgy in the Time of COVID. Video
31/03/21
Virtual Event: Ontario Prayer Breakfast 2021. Video  29/03/21
Virtual Conference: “The Ethics of Law in Judaism”. Video
By Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud, Tel Aviv University. 
25/03/21
Webinar Series: Nurturing FriendshipThe Directory of Catechesis in Dialogue with Fratelli Tutti.
"The Catechist builds bridges with diverse faith communities”.
Keynote: Julien Hammond
Response by: Charles Peters
23/03/21
Friars’ Student Writing Contest 2021: The prize winners of the Writing Contest. The essays of the winners. 20/03/21
Birthday Celebration: 101st Birthday Celebration Rabbi Irwin Schild 09/03/21
World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 05, 2021
Theme of the World Day of Prayer for 2021 is “Build on Strong Foundation” (Matthew 7:24-27). Video
05/03/21

Virtual Event: Truth Difference and Loyalty, An interfaith symposium exploring the ways in which faith engenders connections with others. Videos
Especially a session by Dr. Amy Jill Levine

15/02/21
Online Course: “Together Towards Unity. Being Church in a Fragmented World.” The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Bossey in Switzerland is broadening its repertoire of courses in Ecumenical Studies. 12/02/21
Virtual Event: “Our Liberation: Stories of Holocaust Survivors’ Road to Freedom”. Video 27/01/21
Online Prayer Service:  Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Toronto. 24/01/21
Virtual Bible Study: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 (January 18-25).
“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. John 15:5-9).
18/01/21

 

Some of the events sponsored and recommended by our Office in 2020:

EVENTS DATE

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: ‘The Psalms:  A Doorway to Jewish-Catholic Dialogue.’ 

16/12/20 

Online Discussion: Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews, Then and Now A Conversation with H.E. Archbishop Elpidophoros, leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations. Video of a discussion

14/12/20

 

Kids4Peace webinar: Laying Foundations of Peace in the Holy Land- Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto.

06/12/20

Guide to Assist Bishops in Promoting Christian Unity:
25th anniversary of St John Paul II’s landmark encyclical on ecumenism, Ut unum sint, and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity by Pope St John XXIII in 1960. "The Bishop and Christian Unity: an Ecumenical Vademecum". Video

04/12/20
Online Conversation: The Holiday Season During a Pandemic: A Conversation with H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Rabbi Noam Marans – AJC Advocacy Anywhere. Video 03/12/20
March of the Living Canada
Survivor Speaker Series: Mania Hudy. Video
03/12/20 
Online Event: Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent & Canadian Churches. Video 26/11/20

Online Prayer Service: Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Toronto.

25/11/20

The Friars’ Student Writing Contest for High School StudentsThe prize Winners of the Writing Contest.

25/11/20 
Online Event: “The Proto- Ecumenical Dialogue of Abba Mika’el, Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon”. Video

18/11/20

A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Armenia / Artaskh: The Holy Trinity Armenian Church.

16/11/20

March of the Living global interfaith initiative to commemorate Kristallnacht: Let There Be Light. Video

09/11/20

Online Event: God, Science and Religion- Speaker, Rabbi Jack Bemporad
The Centro Pro Unione and the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Video

05/11/20 

Online Event:The Canadian Council of Churches: Faster, Higher, Better? Moral Bioenhancement and Christianity. Video

14/10/20

Virtual Event: The Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations in the USA - Orthodoxy in America Lecture, Fordham University. Video

21/09/20

Pope Speaks to Pilgrims: Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel , Pope Francis. Video

20/09/20

Online Event: Ecology & Ecumenicity: Facing Division and Imagining Reconciliation in the Care of Our Common Home. Video

18/09/20

Virtual Book Launch: "Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance" the latest publication by James Bernauer, S.J. by the Center for Christian Jewish Learning at Boston College USA. Video

16/09/20

Online Event: In Season of Creation, “no action or initiative is too small to begin”

09/09/20

Message of his Holiness Pope Francis: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

01/09/20

Season of Creation 2020: ‘Jubilee for the Earth’
Joint statement issued by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE, and Rev. Christian Krieger, President of CEC

27/08/20

 

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