Judaism: Dialogue with Christians

This decade's spirit of ecumenism, until now limited to cooperation among Christians, is reaching out to Jews as well. Building on the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Non-Christian Religions and similar brotherly statements by the World Council of Churches, Christian leaders are eager to bring Judaism into interfaith explorations. Last year one such friendly dialogue, involving 26 Catholic and Jewish scholars, took place at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa. Lutherans have held four theological discussions with Jewish scholars at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Harvard Divinity School is planning a symposium...