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2021 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

2021 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


This event is free and open to the public.
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2021 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

JEWISH-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE:
WESTERN AND MIDDLE EAST VIEWS

Each year, Spertus Institute proudly partners with the Archdiocese of Chicago and other organizations across our region to present the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture.

This annual program commemorates Cardinal Bernardin’s 1995 visit to Israel and continues the dialogue he advocated between Jews and Catholics.

This year's lecture will, for the first time, be presented online.

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S TOPIC
Understanding the diverse realities of Catholic-Jewish relations in the Western world and the Middle East is essential to meet the present challenges and opportunities for dialogue. Patriarch Pizzaballa will examine the unique questions and common commitments that ground each context, while inviting us to broaden CatholicJewish dialogue to other geographical, cultural, and religious contexts. 

FEATURED SPEAKER
His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa was named Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem by Pope Francis in 2020. Born in Cologno al Serio, Italy, and ordained a priest in 1990, he obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at Jerusalem’s Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. He was Custos of the Holy Land from 2004 to 2016 and a Consultor in the Pontifical Commission for Relations with Judaism of the Vatican.

OPENING REMARKS
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago

PROGRAM MODERATOR
Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich
Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies
Director, Catholic-Jewish Studies
Catholic Theological Union

SPONSORS
Archdiocese of Chicago, AJC–Chicago
Anti-Defamation League, Catholic Theological Union
Chicago Board of Rabbis, DePaul University
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

 

Photo of Pierbattista Pizzaballa by Marco Calvarese.

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