Catholic and Jewish leaders meet in Sydney

Catholic and Jewish leaders met last week at the Sydney Jewish Museum for their ninth "Annual Conversation".

Representatives of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the members of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference's Committee for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations began their meeting with a short tour of the Museum, which led to a discussion of the Shoah, the Nazi Genocide, and lessons one may draw from it.

Other matters discussed were the appropriateness of Christian celebrations of Passover Feasts, recent Vatican statements on matters of concern to the Jewish world and areas for cooperation in the future.

Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville led the Catholic delegation and Jeremy Jones, Immediate Past President of ECAJ, chaired the meeting.

The other participants in the conversation were Bill Arnold, President of the ACT Jewish Community; Bishop Issam Darwish of the Melkite Eparchy; Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett of Lismore; ECAJ President Grahame Leonard; Bishop Kevin Manning of Parramatta; Peta Pellach of ECAJ; Sr Mary Reaburn nds; Rabbi Gersh Zylberman of Temple Beth Israel and Michael Brown, Executive Secretary of the Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relation.

ACBC and ECAJ Representatives Meet in Sydney (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 19/5/06)

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Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

22 May 2006