image Milestones in Modern Catholic-Jewish Relations

Milestones in Modern Catholic-Jewish Relations

“With its 1965 declaration Nostra Aetate (On the Church’s Relationship to Non-Christian Religions), the Catholic Church inaugurated a historic and wide-ranging transformation in its thinking about, and relating to, Judaism and the Jewish people. Since then, Nostra Aetate has provided the inspiration and direction for dozens of significant documents and events that have helped to significantly re-shape the Jewish-Catholic relationship. As the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate approaches (in 2015), Scarboro Missions is pleased to offer this overview of many of those documents and events, which illustrate the growth and development of the dialogue between these two ancient faiths.

This material is intended for a wide range of audiences, including (but not limited to) secondary school religion classes, adult faith formation programmes, and local interfaith conversations. We hope that it will help to make these important “Milestones” better known, and will help us to build upon the remarkable foundation of the past half-century. We have much to celebrate, and much to be grateful for!”

From their website at: http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Interfaith_dialogue/catholic_jewish_relations.php

Compiled by Sr. Lucy Thorson, NDS and Murray Watson for Scarboro Missions

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