Engaging Community: Remembering the Visit of Pope Francis to Hawk Hill and …

…Welcoming Rabbi Abraham Skorka

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5 – 6 p.m.

Doyle Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center [Campus Map]

 

Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka

Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka: “Pope and Rabbi learning from one another.”

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Pope Francis came to Saint Joseph’s University to view the original sculpture “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” which had been dedicated only two days earlier. His longtime partner in interreligious dialogue, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, had delivered the keynote address at the dedication ceremony and greeted his friend when he arrived on the SJU campus.

This annual commemoration of this historic moment will be particularly special this year because the SJU community will welcome Rabbi Skorka as a visiting University Professor. He will offer brief remarks about the significance of the sculpture for the university’s 2018-2019 academic theme: “Community Engagement.” The ceremony will be followed by an informal reception at which the campus community can welcome and meet Rabbi Skorka.

Come and learn the story behind this remarkable event and its importance to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University.