- Created: November 11, 2008
- Written by CCJR
The Center's mission is to promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue, as set forth in a document promulgated by the Second Vatican Council in 1965, Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) and seconded in many subsequent papal actions and declarations. As befits a Catholic institution of higher education, the Center's principal sphere is education. The lessons of the Holocaust are essential to educating future generations in order to fight prejudice, genocidal ideologies, apathy, and Holocaust denial. To this end, the Center's mission is to educate people about the Holocaust and its significance for the present. The primary audiences are the College community, the neighborhood, and teachers and future teachers in the surrounding area.
The Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue (MCID), established in 2011, locates now at one address at JTS the various interreligious activities that have been part of this institution's public profile for decades. In particular, the MCID focuses on Jewish-Christian and on Jewish-Muslim engagements of both communal and academic nature. Programs have been as varied as Jewish-Christian-Muslim dialogue around the tenth anniversary of 9/11; welcoming the cardinal from the Vatican tasked with Catholic relations with the Jews, or an academic conference on Oral Transmission of Sacred Literature in Judaism and Islam.
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