CCJ Congratulates Ed Kessler on Winning Prestigious Seelisberg Prize from ICCJ

Posted Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:52 by Lazzaro

The International Council of Christians and Jews has recognised a UK pioneer for its prestigious annual prize, the Seelisberg Prize. Dr Edward Kessler, founder of the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, has written or edited 12 books and is a prolific media commentator on interfaith issues. ICCJ is the international umbrella organisation of which the Council of Christians and Jews (UK) is a part.

 ‘This prize highlights the international significance not only of Prof Kessler’s work but also the significance of the UK’s interfaith dialogue context’, said CCJ Chair Bishop Sarah Bullock. ‘Dr Kessler deserves credit for enriching relations between faiths in the UK and this award is richly deserved’.

 The Seelisberg Prize is named in memory of the ground-breaking gathering that occurred in the small Swiss village of Seelisberg from 30 July to 5 August 1947 to address perennial Christian teachings of contempt for Jews and Judaism and is widely recognized as inaugurating the transformation in relations between Jews and Christians that has unfolded over the past seventy years.

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