Nostra Aetate — the fruits of Vatican II for Christian-Jewish relations

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Nostra Aetate — the fruits of Vatican II for Christian-Jewish relations

The Second Vatican Council's document Nostra Aetate heralded a dramatic modern revolution in Jewish-Catholic relations, in particular, and Christian–Jewish relations in general. Nevertheless, many Christians and even Jews are unaware of how much of a transformation this has been. This lecture will highlight the latter by summarizing the past Christian approach to Jews and Judaism, analyzing the significance of Nostra Aetate and how its teaching has been developed subsequently by the Magisterium, especially under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In conclusion, it will indicate the outstanding challenges for the ongoing relationship.

Rabbi David Rosen

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Rabbi David Rosen

Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Understanding. He is Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, serves on its Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, and represents the chief Rabbinate on the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land. He is an International President of Religions for Peace, Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, and serves on the Executive of the World Council of Religious Leaders. Rabbi Rosen is also a member of the Elijah Institute’s World Board of Religious Leaders. He is the founder of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel that embraces some seventy organizations in Israel involved in interfaith relations.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Siegfried Hall(1036)
Sponsored by: 

Scarboro Missions Fund