- AJC leading global Jewish advocacy organization CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NOSTRA - AETATE
by Lisa Palmieri-Billig has worked with AJC since 2005. Previously, she held this position for the ADL, and before that worked in the Rome office of the World Jewish Congress during the Ecumenical Council (Vatican II). Born in Vienna, she escaped to New York with her family in 1938. After teaching at several universities in New York, she moved to Rome in the 1960s to teach English. As a journalist, she is a Vatican specialist (“vaticanista”), and corresponds for Vatican Insider – La Stampa, as well as serving as The Jerusalem Post’s Rome correspondent since 1965. Her reports from Rome and the Vatican on interreligious topics have appeared in English, Italian, and German. She has written extensively on the papacies of Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI. She was Vice President of the European section of the World Conference of Religions for Peace for 25 years, and a cofounder and now Honorary President of the Italian section. She also served as cofounder and the first President of the Rome Jewish-Christian Friendship Association. She received an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College and a B.A. from Barnard College. She was recently named one of the 15 key Jewish voices in the Jewish Christian dialogue.
- From Regret to Acclaim: A Jewish Reaction to Nostra Aetate
by Rabbi Noam Marans AJC's Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, heading the agency’s national interfaith outreach and advocacy. A recognized leader of Catholic-Jewish dialogue, he played a central role in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the transformational Nostra Aetate document, delivering a keynote address at the official U.S. Catholic commemoration and participating in multiple audiences with Pope Francis. He has also expanded AJC’s engagement with Muslims, Latino Evangelicals, and Latter-day Saints, and leads efforts to turn back anti-Israel initiatives within Mainline Protestant denominations. He spearheaded AJC’s constructive criticism of the controversial Oberammergau Passion Play, which resulted in mitigation of the production’s anti-Jewish elements. Before arriving at AJC in 2001, he served for sixteen years as rabbi of Temple Israel in Ridgewood, NJ. He earned a B.A. in political science at Columbia University and an M.A. and Rabbinical Ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary, which has recognized him with an honorary doctorate for decades of service to the Jewish people. He is a past president of the Northern New Jersey Board of Rabbis and serves as chair of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations.
- 25.X.2015.Charleston. "Nostra Aetate: 50 Years Later" Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim 90 Hasell St.
- Speaker: Michael Kogan. PhD - a national speaker and professor of philosophy and religion.
- "We have different attitudes, were not the same religion, but we can learn from each other," Kogan said.
- "Over the past 50 years, religious leaders have answered the call to engage in friendly dialogue and biblical and theological discussions to better understand each others faith.
- Kogan said they have advanced from mutual respect to mutual influence. For example, the individual spirituality of Christians (one-on-one prayer with God) is trickling into the Jewish faith, while the concept of community is appearing in Christian services through elements such as the offering of peace.
- However, there is more work to be done. Bishop Guglielmone, Father McDonald and Kogan all said the people in the pews are still mostly uninformed, and religious leaders need to do a better job of teaching from the pulpit.
- A good starting point is the upcoming discussion on Nostra Aetate. All three men will be part of the event, along with Rabbi Stephanie Alexander and others. They will discuss issues such as what we have achieved, where our divergences lie, why we need to keep talking, and challenges to come."
- Reports on Rabbi Rosen's itinerary.
- 20 IV 2017 "Nostra aetate" przetłumaczona na hebrajski - uroczyste wręczenie prezydentowi Izraela..
- 16.XII.2015 50th Anniversary Celebration of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue and Collaboration at the United Nations.. More: Press Conference with United Nations Correspondents Association for the Event featuring Bernard Henri Levyand other presenters. Wednesday, December 16th, 1.15 pm. At UNCA offices in UN. Jewish Committee and the Holy See to host Nostra Aetate commemoration at UN