Fall Shapiro Lecture
STARTS: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM
“1962-2012: Four Major Issues for Catholics and Jews Fifty Years After the Second Vatican Council”
Speaker: Rabbi A. James Rudin, DD
Participants, both clergy and lay, in today’s Catholic-Jewish encounter, that began fifty years ago at the Second Vatican Council, must confront four overarching forces that will decisively shape the next half century: Demography, Geography, Chronology and Technology. How we together respond to these forces will determine the success or failure of our shared enterprise. The process will necessarily involve a reshaping of the image of “the Other” in both faith communities.
Rabbi A. James Rudin attended Wesleyan University and graduated from George Washington University with distinction. He secured rabbinic ordination and earned a Master's degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He also did graduate studies in history at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He holds honorary doctorates from from St. Leo University, St. Martin's University and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. As director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee he has been an active participant for many years in the dialogue with the Catholic Church as well as the Protestant communities. In this context he participated in eleven meetings with Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He currently serves as the American Jewish Committee's Senior Interreligious Advisor. His two most recent books are Christians and Jews: Faith to Faith-Tragic Past, Promising Present, Fragile Future,and Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations.
This lecture is part of CTU’s celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Vatican II.