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Fifty Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Fifty Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Has the Relationship Been Permanently Altered?

Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:00 pm

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students

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The Declaration by the Second Vatican Council in October 1965 profoundly altered the church's understanding of Jews and Judaism. Join us when Fr. John Pawlikowski, a leading figure in interfaith relations, talks about Vatican II's impact on Christian-Jewish relations right up to the present day.

Fr. Pawlikowski will address how Judaism has responded to the changes in Christianity. He'll explain current issues of tension and hope and examine whether Vatican II has brought lasting change.

About the Speaker

Fr. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, is a Servite priest and Professor of Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union. He served for six years as President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, was appointed to the board of the United States Holocaust Museum by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and served three times as a member of the Vatican Delegation for International Jewish-Catholic Dialogue.

Fr. Pawlikowski holds a PhD from University of Chicago, is a prodigious speaker and author, and serves on advisory boards and councils for numerous organizations including the Parliament of the World's Religions and the United States Committee for the World Conference of Religions for Peace.


This is the annual Horwitz Family Lecture in Jewish History, generously endowed by the Horwitz Charitable Fund.