News September 16, 2015
Nostra Aetate - 50 Years Later: Commemorating Jewish-Catholic Relations
Join us at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:00 p.m., as we commemorate 50 years of “Nostra Aetate” with a conversation between the two leading authorities on inter-religious dialogue that has shaped the last five decades of Jewish-Catholic relations.
Presented by the University of Dallas in cooperation with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Jewish-Catholic relations were forever changed when, in 1965, the Catholic Church published a groundbreaking declaration promoting healing and growth between Catholics and Jews. Known by its Latin title, “Nostra Aetate,” this declaration initiated a wave of interreligious dialogue and collaboration that has had enormous impact both in Dallas and throughout the world.
Join us as we commemorate 50 years of “Nostra Aetate” with a conversation between two major proponents of the interreligious dialogue that has shaped the last five decades of Jewish-Catholic relations.
The two speakers are Rabbi David Rosen, former chief rabbi of Ireland and international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and Bishop Brian Farrell, Vatican secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Currently based in Jerusalem, David Rosen served as chief rabbi of Ireland from 1979-1985. The recipient of a papal knighthood for his contribution to Jewish-Catholic reconciliation and a Commander of the British Empire by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his work promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation, Rosen has worked towards interfaith understanding for decades and across continents. As the international director of interreligious affairs, he oversees interfaith relations for one of the largest global Jewish advocacy groups in existence, the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Appreciation is extended to the AJC for his appearance at this event.
Brian Farrell, the older brother of Dallas Diocese Bishop Kevin Farrell, has led the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity at the Vatican since 2002, serving Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope St. John Paul II. He previously worked for the Vatican’s Secretariat of State from 1981-2002.
A choral performance by the Temple Emanu-El choir and the University of Dallas' UD Chorale will begin at 6:30 p.m.