“Building mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation among Jews, Catholics, and all people of good will by providing opportunities for interfaith education and dialogue.”
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Resources and Programming
Because of our university roots, as well as our commitment to community service, the Center offers a variety of interfaith education and dialogue resources and programming to serve clergy, congregations, classrooms (teachers and students at all levels), and the community at large. Examples include:
A Blessing To One Another
“As Christians and Jews, following the example of the faith of Abraham, we are called to be a blessing for the world.This is a common task awaiting us. It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to be first a blessing to one another.” — Pope John Paul II, April 1993
“We need to know each other better, and, on the strength of that mutual discovery, to build relationships not just of tolerance, but of authentic respect.” — Pope Benedict XVI, October 2006
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A Brief Guide for Interfaith Education and Dialogue:
For information regarding the Rabbi A. James Rudin Endowment for Interreligious Studies at Saint Leo University please contact the Center Director.
The Center For Catholic-
Saint Leo University
P.O. Box 6665 – MC 2460
Saint Leo, Fl 33574-
The Center encourages you to visit the websites of these respected interfaith education and dialogue resources:
A dynamic partnership between Catholics and Jews.
The year 2012 marks the 47th anniversary of Vatican II’s
declaration, Nostra Aetate (“In Our Time”), which opened the
door for interfaith education and dialogue in the Catholic
Church. The Center for Catholic-
University embodies the legacy of Nostra Aetate, a vision of mutual spiritual and academic enrichment between Jews and Christians.