This weekend I am presenting at the Future Dimensions Conference held at the Uniting Church Chapel by the Sea in Bondi, Sydney. I am delighted to have been invited to join some very stimulating and exciting speakers who will, I am sure, stretch the boundaries and prod us out of comfort zones. I extend my special thanks to the conference convener, Rev John Queripel for his invitation to join this event.
My topic is "Interfaith Dialogue: Catholics and Jews". The question I am addressing is rather simple: what does the Catholic experience of interfaith dialogue offer to other Christians in our understanding of this important aspect of religious life on the planet in the 21st century?
And in order to help save trees, the links to referred articles and documents may be found on this blog post.
St Augustine, Commentary on Psalm 59 (relevant paragraph is 18
Good Friday Prayer for the Jews
Vatican II, Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (28.10.1965), Nostra Aetate (paragraph 4)
Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution Divine Revelation, (18.11.1965), Dei Verbum (paragraphs 14-15)
Pontifical Biblical Commission, (2001), The Jewish People and their Scriptures in the Christian Bible, See the Introduction by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
Declaration Dominus Iesus on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church (06.08.2000)
Pope Francis, (24.06.2013) Christians cannot be Antisemitic