The Passion

Presenting the Passion ... without blaming "the Jews"

This video series is offered by the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) in collaboration with its United States national member organisation, the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.

In the series, members of the Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations, along with two Jewish advisors, explore four scenes in the Passion story. Based on decades of research, they consider how Jesus’ Passion can be presented in fresh ways that repudiate anti-Jewish biases and illuminate the gospel message.

Click on the ICCJ link below and scroll down to view and play the four videos:
1. Judas and Betrayal (“Do you betray me with a kiss?”)
2. The Jewish Leaders and Conspiracy (“Looking for a way to arrest Jesus … and kill him”)
3. The Jewish Crowd, Pilate, and Guilt (“His blood be on us and our children”)
4. The Crucifixion and Accountability (“And they took him away and crucified him”)