WORLDS OF MEMORY AND WISDOM
ENCOUNTERS OF JEWS AND AFRICAN CHRISTIANS *
Edited by Jean Halpérin and Hans Ucko
The WCC has for the last fifteen years together with its Jewish counterpart in dialogue organised African Christian -Jewish encounters. For those who did not have the benefit of participating in these meetings and are interested in this genuinely intercultural dialogue, here is the book on the themes of the encounters, published simultaneously in English, French and Hebrew.
The dialogues were shaped according to different lines than the issues usually raised in similar Jewish-Christian consultations which have been taking place in Europe and America over the past half-century.
In Nairobi, the papers and discussions were devoted to themes such as: Ancient wisdom and its value for contemporary life, The understanding of Scripture and Creation.
In Johannesburg the debates centred on “Family, Community, and Tradition as a way to the Future”.
In Yaoundé the agenda consisted of the three themes “Shalom and Ubuntu”, “Memory and Experiences of Violence” and “The Challenge of Peace-building”.
* The French title is SAGESSES ET MEMORIES CROISEES. RENCONTRES ENTRE JUIFS ET AFRICAINS CHRETIENS