[The final draft of the program booklet can be found here]
While the staff at the ICCJ headquarters in Heppenheim, Germany, and the members of the local planning committee in Lund, Sweden, are busy with finalizing last details for the conference, the participants can look forward to a program of six plenary sessions and twenty workshops offered by more than fifty speakers and presenters.
Last-minute participants in the conference are still most welcome and we are keeping the registration page open for some additional days.
Such a comprehensive and varied program, covering many aspects of this year's conference theme "Transformation Within and Between: How Does Our New Relationship Affect Christian and Jewish Self-Understandings?" as well as current topics related to Jewish-Christian relations and interreligious dialogue in general, needs many helping hands and smart minds.
And here they are - the members of the "Lund conference planning committee":
Rev Dr Bo Sandahl
He served as Chairman of the local Swedish Council of Jews and Christians South Region (Samarbetsrådet för Judar och Kristna Region Syd) for 10 years and has written extensively in Swedish on topics pertaining to interreligious dialogue in general and Jewish-Christian relations in particular.
Rabbi Dr Peter Borenstein
He chairs Gothenburg’s Interreligious Council and has served many years on the Board of the Swedish Council of Jews and Christians.
Members (in alphabetical order):
She is involved in global ecumenical and interreligious projects as well as local interfaith initiatives.
Father Misha Jaksic
He is involved in ecumenical and interreligious initiatives since many years, and is teaching pastoral theology at the Orthodox Academy of St Ignatios. He is a board-member of the regional Council of Jews and Christians.
Rev. Günther Liebisch
He is the current Chairman of the Council of Jews and Christians in South Sweden (Samarbetsrådet för Judar och Kristna Region Syd).
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
She is involved in Abrahamic dialogue both locally and internationally. She frequently lectures on topics concerning multiculturalism and the role of women in religious and interreligious settings.
She has served as ICCJ’s Communications Officer since 2015 and functions as a conference co-ordinator for the 2019 conference in Lund.
Dr Jesper Svartvik
He held the Krister Stendahl professorship in Lund and Jerusalem for ten years and chaired the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism from 2005-2009.