In previous newsletters, I indicated that major
changes were coming to the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.
I can now tell you what they are. After fifteen
years, the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) has ceased to
be an independent organization following the decision of the CCJS
Board to dissolve and to donate the center’s assets to Saint Leo
University (SLU). This carefully considered decision was made in
order for CCJS to continue to grow and to take advantage more fully
of Saint Leo’s resources and global reach. The center will now be a
fully functioning part of Saint Leo University’s academic and
administrative structure. The AJC will continue as an advisor to
I can assure you that the mission and the strategic
initiatives that mark the center’s respected place in the area of
interreligious dialogue, academic programming, and community
outreach will not change. Indeed, they will only go from strength
to strength with the committed involvement of SLU president Dr.
Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. and the guiding core values and mission of
Saint Leo University.