Professor Cunningham Elected President of the ICCJ

(September 2014)

Professor Philip A. Cunningham was elected president of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) at its conference last month in Buenos Aires. The ICCJ is an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations engaged in the renewal of Jewish-Christian relations. Professor Cunningham directs SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations. He is recognized internationally as an expert in Jewish-Christian relations and interreligious dialogue. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on the topic. Most recently, he co-edited the acclaimed research project and book, Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships. He will serve a three-year term as the ICCJ’s president. This is a wonderful honor and an important recognition of Professor Cunningham’s efforts on behalf of Jewish-Christian relations over the years.