A story of three American cardinals

Rabbi James Rudin, one of the world’s leading authorities on interfaith relations, will discuss his new book Cushing, Spellman, O’Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations, on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Yawkey Center’s Murray Function Room. In his book, Rabbi Rudin demonstrates how Cardinals Richard Cushing and Francis Spellman influenced the Second Vatican Council to adopt  Nostra Aetate—a statement against anti-Semitism—and how Cardinal John O’Connor transformed that document’s sentiments into practical results a generation later. Rabbi Rudin is a distinguished visiting professor of religion and Judaica at Saint Leo University, where he founded the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. He serves as senior interreligious advisor for the American Jewish Committee and is a recipient of the Eternal Light Award, presented to individuals who make outstanding contributions to interfaith relations and human rights. RSVPs are requested at cjlearning@bc.edu. Sponsors:  The Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning and School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education
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