National CCJ Conference: 3-4 July 2010

National Council of Christians and Jews Conference
Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 2010
Wesley Hall, St Johns College, 202 St Johns Road, Meadowbank, Auckland

Theme: Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Encouraging Development, Emerging Challenges

Keynote speaker: Rev Dr John Pawlikowski OSM, Professor of Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Programme at the University of Chicago, Past President of the ICCJ and for over forty years a leading figure in Jewish-Christian relations worldwide. With Dr Paul Morris, Professor of Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

Featuring also Mona Williams, New Zealand’s foremost professional story-teller, speaking after dinner on Saturday and after lunch on Sunday.


Saturday July 3
5pm Reception (mix, mingle, introduce yourself, meet others)
6pm Dinner in St Johns Dining Hall, followed by Mona Williams
Sunday July 4
10am Keynote speech: Rev Dr John Pawlikowski OSM
11am Morning tea
11.30-12.30pm Response: Professor Paul Morris
12.30pm Lunch, followed by Mona Williams
1.30-2.30pm Panel discussion
2.45-3.00pm Coffee break
3.00-3.45pm Final word: Rev Dr John Pawlikowski OSM

If you would like to come to the conference, please download, fill in, and return the registration form (Word) (PDF) with your registration payment of $20.

Massah 26 now online

The Summer 2009 issue of Massah, the Journal of the New Zealand Council of Christians and Jews, is now available for download.  In this issue:

  • Editorial: Lest We Forget
  • For Your Diary: The 2009 Auckland CCJ programme
  • ‘Thank you Jean, Welcome Chris’ A change of Editor for Massah
  • Meetings of the International Council of Christians and Jews
  • Is it Possible to Teach the New Testament without being Anti-Semitic? (Jean Holm)
  • The Middle East Violence – Statement Dr Deborah Weissman
  • Review of Reading (Terry Wall)
  • Berlin’s Night of Broken Crystal (Paul Oestreicher)
  • Auschwitz TIMESONLINE (Ruth Gledhill)
  • On My Bookshelf
  • Turning a Minus into a Plus – The latest Catholic-Jewish Crisis (David Rosen)
  • Purim
  • Film: The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
  • Times and Season