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Sunday, October 11, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Haub Executive Suite, McShain Hall – 5th Floor
The Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations is an ecumenical think tank that formed in 1969. Its fall 2015 meeting will be hosted by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations. The CSG is preparing a statement from an ecumenical Christian perspective on the historic significance of Nostra Aetate‘s 50th jubilee, which will be made public at this event. Join us as the CSG editors, Dr. Peter A. Pettit and Dr. Elena Procario-Foley discuss the meaning of the Declaration for the wider Christian world and the challenges for the Christian-Jewish relationship in the future. A response will be given by Rabbi Dr. Ruth Sandberg, director of the Jewish Christian Studies program at Gratz College.
The fall of 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. Formally promulgated on October 28, 1965, it was the revolutionary document that made possible a new relationship of respect between Catholics and Jews. All our fall programs honor this historic milestone. All are free and open to the public. [Right: a Second Vatican Council session in St. Peter’s Basilica.]