Shevet Achim Award Honorees

Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations

2008 Honoree: Dr. Eugene J. Fisher

Dr. Eugene J. FisherEugene J. Fisher served for thirty years as the specialist in Catholic-Jewish relations at the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida.

He has published or edited some 20 books and over 250 articles in the field of Jewish-Christian relations, including: The Jewish Roots of Christian Liturgy, ed. (Paulist, 1990); Interwoven Destinies: Jews and Christians through the Ages, ed. (Paulist/Stimulus, 1992); Faith Without Prejudice: Rebuilding Christian Attitudes Toward Judaism (Crossroad, 1993); Visions of the Other: Jewish and Christian Theologians Assess the Dialogue, ed. (Paulist/Stimulus, 1994); A Prophet of Our Time: An Anthology of the Writings of Rabbi Marc H. Tannenbaum, ed. with Judith H. Banki (Fordham University Press, 2002). He also co-edited with Leon Klenicki The Saint for Shalom: How Pope John Paul II Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations (Crossroad, 2011) and edited Memoria Futuri: Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Texts and Addresses of Cardinal William H. Keeler (Paulist/Stimulus, 2012).