The fall of 2015 promises to be very exciting. October 28th marks the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the 1965 Second Vatican Council Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. That was the revolutionary document that made possible a new relationship of respect between Catholics and Jews. With the Philadelphia Jewish community, Saint Joseph's University will celebrate that event and the mission of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations by dedicating an original sculpture by local artist Joshua Koffman entitled, "Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time." Click HERE for more information. In addition Pope Francis will be visiting Philadelphia on September 26-27 in connection with the World Meeting of Families.
The Institute will also be hosting the fall meeting of the Christian Scholars Groups on Christian-Jewish Relations on October 9-11. A speakers series is also in the planning stages.
Please visit this page during the summer as the full details of a busy and indeed historic several months are announced.
A Second Vatican Council session in St. Peter's Basilica.