The article acknowledges that there have been bumps in the road, especially more recently as more conservative folks cautious of the reforms of Vatican II find themselves in leadership. However, compared to all previous encounters between the Church and Judaism, we can agree that it has been a watershed experience, and a great deal of suspicion and hostility has fallen by the wayside because of that engagement. It is possible that bringing Islam into the conversation would do wonders, (probably more for Europe than America as Islamaphobia in Europe is a much greater issue than it is here-- in New York State, for example, antisemitism still dwarfs anti-Islamic activity--but nevertheless good stuff here as well) and it's great to see it being put out there. And it's great to see the notion being discussed not only as a rehashing of past injustices but of what we can do to move forward together.
Article is from Reuters but I found it here at Ha'aretz.
Top U.S. rabbi calls to extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam
Rabbi Richard Marker tells interfaith conference that the dialogue the two faiths have maintained since the Catholic Church renounced anti-Semitism should be 'a model for transformed relations with Islam.'By ReutersTags: Israel news Muslim Jewish World