Interreligious Dialogues

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50 Years of Nostra Aetate, Interreligious Dialogues

The Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, entitled, Nostra Aetate, called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions and ushered in a historic era of positive relations between the Church and these traditions. This fall, the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Declaration by welcoming scholars to Saint Leo University (SLU) and the Tampa Bay area to address the interreligious challenges faced by these traditions 50 years later, after Nostra Aetate.

Wednesday, November 4
Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, Asst. Prof. of Theology, University of Notre Dame
“The Church and Islam 50 Years after Nostra Aetate”
11:30 am, Lunch, and 12:00pm lecture, Franciscan Center of Tampa (Please RSVP to Leigh Harris at 813-229-2695.)
6:30 pm, Wine & Cheese, and 7:00pm lecture, SLU Main Campus

Monday, November 16
Dr. John Borelli, Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Initiatives at Georgetown University
“Nostra Aetate: Questions Answered and Not Answered by the Catholic Church’s Declaration on Non-Christian Religions”
11:30am, Free Lunch – open to faculty, students, and general public, Tapia Business Building
12:30pm Dr. Borelli’s lecture with response by Rabbi Eugene Korn, TECO Hall, SLU Main Campus

Monday, November 16
Rabbi Eugene Korn, Academic Director, Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel
“Some Unfinished Business of Nostra Aetate: The Next Challenges for Christians and Jews”
2:00pm Rabbi Korn’s lecture with response by Dr. John Borelli, TECO Hall, SLU Main Campus

More information at this link.