The Seventh Academic Consultation of Orthodox Christians and Judaism was held in Athens, Greece on "The World in Crisis: Ethical Challenges and Religious Perspectives" from November 10-12, 2009.
Thirty delegates participated in the meeting, co-chaired by Rabbi Richard Marker, Chair of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, and His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, Director of the Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union, Office of Interreligious and Intercultural Affairs, Brussels.
The meeting opened with a welcome message from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who said, "For a world in crisis and yearning for hope, the parallel aspirations of the Sacred Scripture -- whether of the Torah and Prophets or the Gospels and Epistles -- are the source of inspiration for the world."
Additional messages were delivered by Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, and Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece. Rabbi David Rosen, Interreligious Affairs Advisor to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, also delivered a message.
For a more in-depth description of this meeting, visit the Archons website.