Our Age will help both Jewish and Catholic leaders immeasurably in efforts already undertaken together. It offers every responsible reader an opportunity for new insights into the extraordinary dynamic of reconciliation between and among brothers and sisters, children of the same Father.
Towards the Unity of the Human Family
Ron Kronish, Director, Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel
Posted on Huffington Post on 4/3/2014
The article refers to a conference in Italy entitled: “Together, Towards the Unity of the Human Family." Rabbi Ron Kronish writes: “I have active with the Focolare movement in Israel and internationally, and have always found them to be genuine dialogue partners, and serious activists for making our world more human, compassionate and loving.” “While respecting each person's individuality, and each religion's particularity, all the speakers at the conference -- Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs -- stressed our common humanity and our common universal values.”Full article For more about the conference
The authors have produced a clear, easy-to-read examination of the new age in interreligious affairs ushered in ... with Vatican II and the Nostra Aetate proclamation, which acknowledged Christianitys Jewish roots, deplored anti-Semitism, and sought to build bridges between the two religions.
The authors in Our Age have thoroughly documented the Vatican's determination to root out anti-Semitism hook,line, and sinker from the teaching of the Catholic Church and to accord to the Jewish people and Judaism an essential role in the working out of Gods divine plan for humankind. Absolutely "must-read" for all who are seeking a reconciliation of substance.
Dr. Ellis Rivkin
Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion
In a world filled with so much divisiveness, hatred and genocide, Rabbis Bemporad and Shevack present a challenge and a vision that should not be ignored.
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About the Author
Rabbi Jack Bemporad is the executive director of the Center for Interreligious Understanding located in Carlstadt, New Jersey. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Interreligious Studies at the Vaticans Angelicum University in Rome. Rabbi Bemporad is the author of numerous books and articles and has most recently edited The Inner Journey: Views from the Jewish Tradition, published by Morning Light Press.
Rabbi Michael Shevack is the President of In the Image, Inc., an advertising/marketing firm that has helped numerous religious groups find their voice. He is the author of 4 books including his latest, Adam & Eve: Marriage Secrets from the Garden of Eden. He is the founder of the Bucks County Free Synagogue (www.rabbimike.com; www.adamandeveinstitute.com; www.buckscountyfreesynagogue.com).