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Providence College to Host Talk on Next Steps in Catholic-Jewish Relations

Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m.

The Aquinas Lounge, Aquinas Hall, Providence College Campus 

April 1, 2019 – Providence College (PC) announced today that its lecture series, Theological Exchange between Catholics and Jews, will continue with a talk titled “The Next Steps in Catholic-Jewish Relations: Two Perspectives.”  This talk is sponsored by the PC Theology Department, the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, the President’s Office, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Diocese of Providence.  The event will begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Aquinas Lounge of Aquinas Hall at PC.  It is free and open to the public.

This talk will feature Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka, university professor at St. Joseph’s University, and Dr. Phillip Cunningham, professor of theology and Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Joseph’s University.  Rabbi Skorka served as the rector at the Seminaro Rabinico Latino-americano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for two decades and is the co-author of On Heaven and Earth with Pope Francis.  Dr. Cunningham has served as President of the International Council of Christians and Jews and is the author of Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews.

Founded in 1917, Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,000 students and offers degrees in 52 academic majors and 38 minors. Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

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