October 16, 2015

Conversation to mark 50 years of Jewish-Catholic dialogue

At 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Laikin Auditorium at the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center (JCC) Auditorium, 6701 Hoover Road in Indianapolis, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will enter into a conversation with Rabbi Michael J. Cook, a professor of Judeo-Christian Studies at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. The program, titled “Vatican II: Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic-Jewish Reconciliation and Charting the Next 50 Years of Work,” is sponsored by the Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC) and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.

“We are pleased to have Rabbi Cook, a national scholar on the topic. Having someone of his reputation and Archbishop Tobin should prove to be an informative and enjoyable evening,” said Glenn Tebbe, executive director of the ICC. “Many in the U.S. today take for granted the cordial relationship between the Catholic and Jewish communities. But that was not the history prior to the Second Vatican Council. “Nostra Aetate,” [a document from the Second Vatican Council approved in 1965, which opened up 50 years of dialogue among Christians and Jews] was the catalyst for this change.

“The Jewish and Catholic communities in central Indiana share much in common, and cooperate often, as this dialogue demonstrates,” he added.

The conversation and the dessert reception to follow is open to the public. †


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