Discussion looks at Nostra Aetate’s legacy

The relationship between Roman Catholicism and Judaism was reset at Vatican II by Nostra Aetate (“In Our Time”), but also by other documents. With this in mind, the event “Not only Nostra Aetate: The Church and Judaism, Fifty Years after Vatican II,” presented by Massimo Faggioli, will evaluate the legacy of Nostra Aetate and will discuss developing it for the future by considering the whole of conciliar and post-conciliar teaching against the temptations to “reform the reforms” of Vatican II. The free event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring Avenue. 

Faggioli is associate professor of theology and Director of the Institute of Catholicism and Citizenship at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He writes regularly for newspapers and journals on the church, religion and politics, and he is co-chair of the “Vatican II Studies” group at the American Academy of Religion. 

The program is sponsored by the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Aquinas Institute of Theology and Eden Theological Seminary; with support from The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center: Marvin and Harlene Wool Endowment Fund, Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, and the St. Louis Rabbinical Association.

Pre-registration is encouraged for the event. Call 314-442-3871 or email [email protected] for more information. Free parking is available at Laclede Garage at the corner of Laclede Avenue and Grand Boulevard.