Sunday, January 20, 2013

Presentation on Pius XII at ADL 10 January

In an earlier post I mentioned that I would be speaking at the Anti-Defamation League's New York office on Thursday 10 January.  It was a very successful evening and although the group was on the small side - about 50 people - the quality of the questions was excellent and the conversations that followed were encouraging for those of us who try and maintain the integrity of the historical process with regard to Pope Pius XII.

It was a pleasure to meet people who had only been known to me via email, especially Professor Deborah Dwork who came down from Clark University, MA for the presentation.  It was also great to meet people from a wide range of inter-faith groups, education and other professions who share an interest in getting to understand the historical and contemporary issues surround Pius XII.

I repeat my thanks to Abe Foxman and all the ADL who made the evening possible and who have shown once again their commitment to ongoing professional dialogue on issues that cause concern between Christians and Jews.  I have to again thank Rabbi Eric Greenberg and Lynne Rabinoff for their support and friendship.  These evenings are very important in ensuring that the voices of the "via media" are heard and understood.

ADL has posted the recording of the presentation via YouTube.  I invite you to view it here.


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