“A Sacred Calling, A Pivotal Moment”

A Conversation on the Newest Statements about the Christian-Jewish Relationship

Including the first theological statement by the Catholic Church in 30 years

[ Video available. Click on “Videos” above.]

 February 24, 2016 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Doyle Banquet Hall South, Campion Student Center

Noam Marans, AJC; Matthew Tapie, St. Leo University; David Sandmel, ADL; Peter Pettit, Muhlenberg College; Philip Cunningham, SJU; John Pawlikowski, Catholic Theological Union; Ruth Langer, Boston College; Adam Gregerman, SJU; Elena Procario-Foley, Iona College; Dennis McManus, Georgetown University; Ruth Sandberg, Gratz College; David Berger, Yeshiva University. Absent from photo: Burton Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary.

At the end of 2015, three significant statements from the Vatican, the French Jewish community, and a group of Orthodox rabbis were issued on the relationship between Christians and Jews. The Institute has invited some leading scholars to SJU for a consultation to study these texts, many of whom will join in a public conversation about these fascinating documents. The texts are available at the bottom of the webpage found HERE.

Speaking about the documents for the public evening program:

  • Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer
  • Dr. Elena Procario-Foley
  • Rabbi Dr. David Sandmel

Also participating:

  • Rabbi Dr. David Berger; Rabbi Noam Marans, Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski; Rev. Dr. Peter A. Pettit; Rabbi Dr. Ruth Sandberg; and Dr. Matthew Tapie.

Note: The consultation resulted in the publication of several articles on the 2015 Vatican document. For more information