After Nostra Aetate: Understanding Contemporary Challenges in Interfaith Relations

The Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, entitled, Nostra Aetate, called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions and ushered in a historic era of positive relations between the Church and these traditions. This fall, the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Declaration by welcoming scholars to Saint Leo University (SLU) and the Tampa Bay area to address the interreligious challenges faced by these traditions 50 years later, after Nostra AetateFor events at SLU Main campus please RSVP to: All talks will be live-streamed and can be accessed via the CCJS website.

October 21

Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan & Dr. Matthew Tapie

“Hindu-Catholic Dialogue on Hinduism in Contemporary India”

3:30pm, TECO Hall, Tapia Business Building, SLU Main Campus

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November 4

Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, Asst. Prof. of Theology, University of Notre Dame

"The Church and Islam 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

11:30am, Lunch, and 12:00pm lecture, Franciscan Center of Tampa (Please RSVP to Leigh Harris at 813-229-2695.)

6:30pm, Wine & Cheese, and 7:00pm lecture, SLU Main Campus

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Monday, November 16

Dr. John Borelli, Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Initiatives at Georgetown University

Nostra Aetate: Questions Answered and Not Answered by the Catholic Church’s Declaration on Non-Christian Religions”

11:30am, Free Lunch - open to faculty, students, and general public, Tapia Business Building
12:30pm Dr. Borelli’s lecture with response by Rabbi Eugene Korn, TECO Hall, SLU Main Campus

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Monday, November 16

Rabbi Eugene Korn, Academic Director, Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel

“Some Unfinished Business of Nostra Aetate: The Next Challenges for Christians and Jews”

2:00pm Rabbi Korn’s lecture with response by Dr. John Borelli, TECO Hall, SLU Main Campus

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