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Jews, Lutherans in Historic Meeting

February 26, 1979
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The World Jewish Congress office here reported that on Thursday and Friday some 30 representatives from more than 15 countries, representing the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (I JCIC) and the Lutheran. European Commission on the Church and the Jewish People (LECCJP) met in Berlin in the first international consultation of these two religious groups.

The IJCIC represents major Jewish organizations throughout the world and holds regular consultations with the Roman Catholic Church and with the World Council of Churches, among others. The LECCJP was founded in 1976 and represents Lutheran churches and organizations in Europe.

Observers were also present at the meeting from the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S., the Lutheran Council in the U.S., the Lutheran World Federation, and the International Council of Christians and Jews. The participants shared information on areas of common interest and established a committee to explore future collaboration.

The I JCIC consists of the World Jewish Congress, Synagogue Council of America, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the Israel Jewish Council for Interreligious Consultations.

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