January 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies: 

I hope this newsletter finds you healthy in this difficult time. Below you can find resources for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, information on our upcoming programs, and recent news about the CCJS. On May 9-11, the CCJS will host its first invitation-only scholarly symposium. The symposium will take place online, and opens with a public lecture by Dr. Bruce Marshall of Southern Methodist University. We hope you can join us.


Dr. Matthew Tapie
Director, Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies 
& Assistant Professor of Theology
Watch the USHMM International Holocaust Remembrance Day events

JAN 27 | 9:30am and 1pm
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place online on Wednesday, January, 27, at 9:30am and at 1pm. At 9:30, Susan Eisenhower will discuss the efforts of her grandfather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, to document evidence of crimes he witnessed. You can watch that program here. Sign up to receive a reminder to watch the 1:00 pm solemn ceremony here.
Catholic Theologies of Jews and Judaism
and the Challenge of Theological Dialogue

MAY 9 - 11 | An invitation-only virtual symposium
CCJS has invited a dozen scholars to come together to discuss topics identified in the Vatican's 2015 document “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable: A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate.” Each invited scholar will present a paper, and CCJS intends to collect the papers into an edited volume that will be available to the scholarly community and the interested public. We are honored to have an accomplished group of scholars participate. You can read more about the project and view the symposium participants here.
The Church and the Jewish People: Thoughts on the Way Forward

MAY 9th, 7:00 - 8:30pm | A live-streamed lecture open to the public
On May 9th at 7:00 pm, Dr. Bruce Marshall will deliver a public lecture, entitled "The Church and the Jewish People: Thoughts on the Way Forward." The program also includes two scholarly responses to Dr. Marshall's lecture, as well as a question and answer session for registered attendees. This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration information will be sent in the coming weeks.
Dr. Bruce Marshall is the Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He grew up in Michigan, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, receiving his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.A.R. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the author of Trinity and Truth (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and Christology in Conflict: The Identity of a Saviour in Rahner and Barth (Blackwell, 1987), and editor of Theology and Dialogue: Essays in Conversation with George Lindbeck (University of Notre Dame Press, 1990). A scholar and teacher in the fields of historical and systematic theology, Professor Marshall’s work focuses on the significance of the Jewish people and Judaism for Christian faith and theology, the Catholic doctrines of the Trinity, the incarnation, and the Eucharist, and the relationship between faith and reason. He has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Pew Evangelical Scholars fellow, and was recently awarded a Ford Senior Research Fellowship by Southern Methodist University. 
Sr. Celia Deutsch & the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion
receive Eternal Light Award
On November 8th 2020, the CCJS recognized the work of Sr. Celia Deutsch and the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion to promote interreligious dialogue in Africa. The Sisters of Sion published an article about the CCJS program on their website in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. You can watch Sr. Deutch's lecture, "The Sisters of Our Lady of Sion and Nostra Aetate: An Old Story and its New Horizons," on the CCJS YouTube channel, here.
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