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Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Featured Resource of the Week

Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims


This week, we will be hosting a three-day symposium with Catholic University of America, Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims. Scholars from around the world will speak about the importance of Nostra Aetate, the Decree on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, which expressed the Catholic Church's positive regard for other faiths. 

The keynote speakers are:

  • His Eminence, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran
    President, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
  • RESPONDENT: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ph.D.
  • His Eminence, Cardinal Kurt Koch
    President, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
  • RESPONDENT: Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, Ph.D.
  • His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Archbishop of New York
  • RESPONDENT: Rabbi Noam Marans
  • Rev. Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
    Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative
    Theology; Director of the Center for the Study of World
    Religions, Harvard University
  • John Borelli, Ph.D.
    Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Initiatives,
    Georgetown University
  • Rev. Thomas F. Stransky, C.S.P.
    Rector Emeritus, Tantur Ecumenical Institute for
    Theological Studies

Current Issues and recent news

In commemoration of Mahavir Jayanti, the Vatican released Christians and Jains: Together to promote care for the elderly. The full text can be read here.

Coming up

Nostra Aetate Conference, May 19-21, 2015

father-john-crossin-200x270A Note from our Executive Director

Una carta por nuestro Director Ejecutivo

Fr. John Crossin, OSFS,
Executive Director,
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

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