By Ophir Yarden, ADAShA program director Read the full article at Academia.edu To the full book: Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World, James Walters (ed.), 2018   In exploring the international status of the Balfour Declaration at the time of its promulgation, this essay demonstrates that it represented the global consensus circa […]

By Hana Bendcowsky, JCJCR Program Director   In order to create an inclusive society, it is important for everyone to have some basic knowledge about and respect for other religious groups who are part of our society. This understanding both improves our relations with other communities but also helps us understand more about our own […]

Our 2017 Annual report is out of the oven and now available. If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version, or on the photo below for the interactive one!

By Maayan Raveh*   The Jerusalem Municipality and the State of Israel recently took action against the Churches in the capital. In response, the Churches closed the holiest place to Christian believers and sparked a storm in the world. The whole affair raises questions about the status and role of the Churches in Israel. Last […]

What is the background to the crisis in the relations between Israel and the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem? Dr. Amnon Ramon, Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research[1] On Sunday, 25 February 2018, a historic and unprecedented incident occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem.[2] Representatives of three of the most important Churches in the […]

By Lorne Anderson   I thought I had a comprehensive handle on interfaith relationships. I had established the Interfaith Project with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy center at James Cook University, worked as high school chaplain for 4 years and worked with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation as a Faiths Act Fellow. Combined, these experiences lead me […]