Teaching resource examines Christian-Jewish relations

September 22, 2017

From The Catholic Register (Toronto)

By Michael Swan

With people marching through downtown Charlottesville, Va., in crash helmets, carrying shields and truncheons and giving Nazi salutes, there can’t be much question of the need for everybody to review the history of Christian- Jewish relations since the world learned the horrors of Auschwitz in the Second World War, says the director of the Institute for Jewish- Catholic Relations at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University.

“Absolutely, it should be happening on all levels,” said Philip Cunningham, a professor of theology at the university.

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Director of Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to be Honored at Gratz College Commencement

May 8, 2017

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Jewish-Catholic Relations and professor of theology and religious studies, will receive an honorary doctoral degree at the Gratz College commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. According to the college, he is being honored as “a leader in the world of interfaith relations.”

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Papers from Institute Academic Consultation Published

April 13, 2017

Essays Analyze Latest Vatican Statement on Catholic-Jewish Relations

In December 2015, the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews issued a nuanced and sophisticated document, surveying the theological landscape after fifty years of dialogue. On February 24-25, 2016, the Institute brought several Christian and Jewish specialists to SJU to study this Vatican text and recent Jewish statements. We are pleased to announce that scholarly papers resulting from this consultation have been published in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, the journal of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, published by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College.

ACCESS THE ARTICLES ON “GIFTS AND CALLING”

The Hawk: “Crimes against local Jewish communities: St. Joe’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations issues statement of solidarity”

March 8, 2017

The Hawk: “Crimes against local Jewish communities: St. Joe’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations issues statement of solidarity”    more

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Celebrating 50 years of Jewish-Catholic dialogue at St. Joseph’s University”

March 3, 2017

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Celebrating 50 years of Jewish-Catholic dialogue at St. Joseph’s University”    more

Institute Issues Statement on Mount Carmel Cemetery Vandalism

February 27, 2017

Statement on Mount Carmel Cemetery Vandalism

For fifty years, the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University has pursued the mission of “increasing knowledge and deepening understanding between the Jewish and Catholic peoples.” It has consistently sought to enact the vision of Jews and Catholics learning from each other in a relationship of friendship and mutual enrichment.  Over time, those blessed with such a relationship come to learn each other’s gifts and traditions, and also what causes each other pain.

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“A Genuine Gift of God”: Event Celebrates 50th Anniversary of SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

February 6, 2017

“A Genuine Gift of God”: Event Celebrates 50th Anniversary of SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations     more

L’Osservatore Romano: “The American Experiment: The ICCJ Conference in Philadelphia”

July 16, 2016

L’Osservatore Romano: “The American Experiment: The ICCJ Conference in Philadelphia”

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Jewish Exponent: “ICCJ Conference at Saint Joseph’s University Promotes Worldwide Brotherhood”

July 6, 2016

Jewish Exponent: “ICCJ Conference at Saint Joseph’s University Promotes Worldwide Brotherhood”

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International Council of Christians and Jews Conference to be Held at SJU

June 16, 2016

International Council of Christians and Jews Conference to be Held at SJU

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