Inter-religious Dialogue between Catholics and non-Christian religions is governed by the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate. It is the shortest of all of Vatican II’s documents, and it is not generally well-known among Catholics. However, it has been the cornerstone of improved relations between Christians, not just Catholics, and major world religions, in particular Judaism and the Jewish people (paragraph 4).
The Catholic Church and Judaism
Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate
COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS
“Nostra Aetate”, Forty Years After Vatican II: Present & Future Perspectives
Conference of the Holy See Commission for Religious Relations with Jewry, Rome, October 27, 2005
- Welcome and Introduction by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews
- [Comments by] Rabbi David Rosen, President, International Jewish Committee for Inter-religious Consultations (IJCIC)