The Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations

Date: Mar 31, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events

Location: Online

Category: Livestream Public Lectures & Events

The John Paul II Annual Lecture on Interreligious Understanding

Part of JTS’s Opening Season

Thursday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. (New York), 7:00 p.m. (Rome), 8:00 p.m. (Jerusalem)

Catholic-Jewish dialogue has flourished since the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Decree on non-Christian religions, Nostra Aetate. His Eminence Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, the first African American cardinal in the Catholic Church, joins us to discuss the history of that dialogue and to explore how current discussions might guide Catholic-Jewish relations in the future. The John Paul II Annual Lecture on Interreligious Understanding.

“A hope for the future would be that unlike our unfortunate past, we are going into the future together as sisters and brothers. Even though there will be challenges, we know that we will be together and that we can support each other with whatever challenges present themselves.”
–Wilton Cardinal Gregory

Read an interview with Cardinal Gregory

About Wilton Cardinal Gregory

Wilton Cardinal Gregory is the first African-American Cardinal in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Gregory is a leading voice in the Catholic Church for racial and social justice, immigration reform, interreligious and ecumenical dialogue, and numerous life issues that challenge our unity in our shared humanity and ability to treat each other with dignity and respect. He is the Catholic co-chair of the National Council of Synagogues consultation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

About The John Paul II Annual Lecture on Interreligious Understanding

The John Paul II Annual Lecture on Interreligious Understanding is offered in partnership with the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, with the help of the Russell Berrie Foundation.

About Opening Season

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