From Contempt to Comrades: Tracing the Amazing Transformation of Catholic-Jewish Relations

This webinar sponsored by the America-Israel Friendship League featured Rabbi David Rosen and Institute Director Dr. Philip Cunningham.

Jews and Christians this year are celebrating their respective sacred springtime holy days of Passover and Easter in the midst of a plague of biblical proportions.  As COVID-19  calls for us to work even more closely together to make it through, we are reminded to reflect on the amazing journey both faiths are on together  – coming from nearly 2,000 years of hatred and contempt to the positive trajectory of the last 50 years. Today, we continue to build bonds of understanding, education and friendship between the Jewish people and Israel and the Catholic Church. Join us to hear from two of the world’s leading experts leading the  path towards a deeper positive relationship between Jews and Catholics, which in turn, serves as a historic model for improving multi-faith relations around the globe.

Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of AJC’s Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding.  He is a past chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations.  Rabbi Rosen is a member of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s commission for Interreligious Dialogue; and serves on the Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.

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