The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) in cooperation with the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), will hold its annual conference, “The Dynamics of Religious Pluralism in a Changing World: The Philadelphia, United States, and International Contexts,” at Saint Joseph’s University, from July 10-13.
SJU's Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently received a $65,000 grant from Mercy Suburban to support its Health Promoter program.
To celebrate 'Nostra Aetate,' SJU commissioned “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original bronze sculpture that represents the Jewish and Catholic faiths.
An award-winning exhibit celebrating the connection between Saint John Paul II and the Jewish people and co-created by William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology at Saint Joseph's University, will travel to the Vatican and be on display from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.
SJU and the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original sculpture portraying feminine figures signifying both religions on Sept. 25. The statue was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s declaration "Nostra Aetate."
In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, discusses Francis in the context of his two immediate predecessors.
With the start of every winter holiday season come the mainstays of American Christmas: the toy commercials, 24-hour holiday radio stations, Christmas trees and photos with Santa. Amidst it all, families of minority cultures and religions often struggle to establish themselves in the pervasiveness of secularized Christmas.
To mark the upcoming canonizations of the two remarkable popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, who both worked to eliminate religiously based hostility to Judaism, Saint Joseph’s University’s <a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/events/index.html" target="_blank">Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations</a> will host the series, “The Popes and the Jewish People: The Story of a Transformed Relationship.”
His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.
PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2012) – The Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association will present Michael J. Hagan ’85 with its highest honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at the 32nd Annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Recognized as Forbes magazine’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, Hagan is currently President and CEO of LifeShield, Inc.