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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.


50 Years of a Journey of Friendship - Friday, September 25th at 3 p.m.


Anti-Defamation League Board of Rabbis
American Jewish Committee
World Meeting of Families Archdiocese of Philadelphia Jewish Federation

The Philadelphia Jewish and Catholic communities will gather to celebrate The Golden Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Declaration Nostra Aetate (October 28, 1965) and the establishment soon after of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations.  The featured speaker will be Rabbi Abraham Skorka.

For details and to reserve a seat, click HERE.




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 often during the summer as the full details of a busy and indeed historic several months are announced.


Second Vatican Council

A Second Vatican Council session in St. Peter's Basilica.



Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University
Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Director 610-660-1863 |
Adam Gregerman, Ph.D., Assistant Director 610-660-1878 |
Dori Pappas, Administrative Assistant 610-660-1593 |