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.”
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer: “Celebrating 50 years of Jewish-Catholic dialogue at St. Joseph’s University” more
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.
“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”
Jewish Exponent: “ICCJ Conference at Saint Joseph’s University Promotes Worldwide Brotherhood”
International Council of Christians and Jews Conference to be Held at SJU
A Conversation on the Newest Statements about the Christian-Jewish Relationship
Including the first theological statement by the Catholic Church in 30 years
February 24, 2016 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Doyle Banquet Hall South, Campion Student Center [campus map]
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.