Church in Dialogue

Religious Relations with the Jews

The Jewish people are seen by Catholics as “our elder brothers and sisters” and “our forbearers in faith.” God made the first covenant with the Jewish people and Christianity’s own sacred identity is rooted in the Jewish faith. Responding to the call of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate, the Church strives toward deeper reconciliation and friendship with the Jewish People. Consistent with the Church’s practice and understanding, the Catholic Bishops of Canada maintain and further their relations with the Jewish people by fostering relations with their leaders as well as national Jewish organizations. This mission, on the part of the CCCB, is carried out by the Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue. The Commission meets regularly with the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus (CRC), formally named the CCCB-CRC Bilateral Theological Dialogue.

Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Sponsored by the CCCB

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