Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal - Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal cordially invites you to participate in the Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference, a series of three public events to take place from October 27th to November 1st in Montreal. 

Proclaimed on October 28, 1965, during the last session of the Second Vatican Council, the declaration Nostra Aetate on the relation of the Church to non-Christian religions has been a turning point in the relations between Christians and Jews. Moving away from centuries of "teaching of contempt" (Jules Isaac), the participants to the Council acknowledged the great "spiritual patrimony common to Christians and Jews". They invited both groups to develop "mutual understanding and respect, which is the fruit, above all, of biblical and theological studies as well as of fraternal dialogues".

Since then, we have shared in the excitement of the opening up of possibilities for a new relationship between several Christian churches and Jewish communities. Today it is hard to imagine our world without the benefits of interfaith dialogue.

The conference will reach out to members of the clergy, ministers, pastoral personnel, to students in Theology or Religious studies and other relevant disciplines, and to everyone concerned with interfaith dialogue.

During the conference, the speakers and participants will assess what has been achieved since Nostra Aetate and share their thoughts about the current challenges and the future of the dialogue between Christians and Jews. This bilingual conference will take place Tuesday October 27 at the Jewish Public Library (7:30-9:30 p.m.), Thursday October 29 at McGill University (4-6 p.m.), and Sunday November 1 at the Grand Seminary of Montreal (1:30-4:30 p.m.). The details of the program will be released soon.

The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal is composed of representatives of various sponsoring organizations who come together to build and strengthen mutual understanding and support between Christian and Jewish communities, without any attempt to conversion. The Dialogue sets up or promotes, in the larger Montreal area, activities which foster better relations among Christians, Jews, and all people of good will.


SOURCE Canadian Centre for Ecumenism

For further information: Source : Adriana Bara, Director, Canadian Centre for Ecumenism; Information : (514-937-9176, p. 33)

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