Interfaith relations strengthened in Scotland

October 14, 2010

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities joined forces with the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II declaration, which opened the way for dialogue between Christians and Jews.

The anniversary was marked by a series of events featuring Rabbi David Rosen and Father John Pawlikowski, both former presidents of the International Council of Christians and Jews. Rabbi Rosen is also a former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and Israel.

Ephraim Borowski, director of SCoJeC, said: "This was an opportunity for us to celebrate our good relations with one of Scotland's most important faith communities.

"It was a great pleasure and privilege to join such eminent and well-informed speakers to mark the event that formed the foundation of those good relations, that Rabbi Rosen called 'the Church's earth-shattering change of direction'."

Last updated: 9:50am, October 15 2010