Rabbi Rosen is an International President of the World Conference of
Religion for Peace (WCRP), the all-encompassing world inter-faith body
(incorporating fifteen religions in over fifty countries); he is
Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews
(ICCJ), the umbrella organization for more than thirty national bodies
promoting Christian-Jewish relations (the ICCJ’s Abrahamic Forum
promotes dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews) and serves as a
member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Imams and
Rabbis. Rabbi Rosen is a charter member of the International Advisory
Committee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
(CPWR); and is a member of the World Economic Forum's C-100, a council
of 100 leaders formed for the purpose of improving relations and
cooperation between the Muslim and Western worlds. He was one of the
initiators and participants of The Alexandria Summit, the first Middle
East Interfaith Summit with the participation of the leaders of the
three monotheistic faiths of the Holy Land, held in Alexandria, Egypt,
and is a member of its Permanent Committee For The Implementation Of The
Alexandria Declaration (PCIAD); and he was a member of the Permanent
Bilateral Commission of the State of Israel and the Holy See that
negotiated the normalization of relations between the two.
Rabbi Rosen is a member of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's delegation
for interreligious dialogue with the Holy See and is a founder of the
Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel that embraces some seventy
organizations in Israel involved in interfaith relations.
After an absence of some 11 years, he returned to Israel in 1985 to
take up the appointment of Dean at the Sapir Center for Jewish Education
and Culture in the Old City of Jerusalem and subsequently became
Professor of Jewish Studies at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern
Studies. At that time he also served as the Anti Defamation League’s
Director of Interfaith Relations in Israel and as the ADL’s co-liaison
to the Vatican. In 1997 he was appointed to the position of Director of
the ADL Israel office.
From 1979 to 1985, Rabbi Rosen was Chief Rabbi of Ireland where he
founded, together with the Christian Primates of Ireland, the Irish
Council of Christians and Jews. He was a member of the Academic Council
as well as lecturer at the Irish School of Ecumenics.
From 1975 to 1979, he was the Senior Rabbi of the largest Jewish
congregation in South Africa and rabbinic judge on the Ecclesiastical
Court (Beth Din). He was also founder/chairman of the Inter-Faith Forum,
the Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims.