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Center for Catholic Jewish Studies News & Events



    MARCH 3, 2022
    7 – 9 p.m.
    Zoom Event

    Theological Perspectives on Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Racism in the United States Today

    As the number of dangerous “isms” continue to operate in our country today, there is an increased awareness of just how closely these forces are interrelated. Join our panel of religious scholars from three faith traditions who will explore the impact of each “ism” in forming modern-day viewpoints and perspectives. During this thought-provoking presentation, a lively discussion will unfold as our panelists tackle questions such as:

    • Why have some concluded that antisemitism is at the heart of white nationalism?
    • In what ways are the recent surges in antisemitism and racism exacerbated by nationalism?
    • How have these views persisted from 19th-century Europe, to the shooting massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018, and to today?

    Gain insight from three leading scholars who grapple with these issues in their own work:

    • Catholic theologian Dr. William Cavanaugh, DePaul University, Chicago
    • Methodist theologian Dr. Beverly Mitchell, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC; member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
    • Jewish theologian Dr. Shai Held, president and dean at Hadar Institute, New York, NY; author of Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence

    The evening presentation is free and open to the public. The event is in-person and masks are encouraged.



    MARCH 29, 2022
    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Zoom Event

    Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism: Pharisees, Prayer, Parable and Practice

    Join us for a special evening with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, prominent scholar of the New Testament and Jewish studies. This is an engaging program for all interested members of the community, as it reveals the depth of the Jewish character of the New Testament. Dr. Levine’s talk is particularly suited to help religious educators and Christian clergy identify and avoid anti-Jewish teaching and preaching.

    Dr. Levine is co-editor of the Pharisees, published in December 2021 by Eerdmans. She currently serves as the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler of Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Harford International University for Religion and Peace in Connecticut. She is also professor emerita of New Testament studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and she was the first Jewish scholar to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.

    CCJS named Dr. Levine an Eternal Light honoree in 2009 and is pleased to host her return for this livestream event.



    For more details on either of these programs and remote viewing options, please contact CCJS Director Dr. Matthew Tapie at


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