CCJU Fall Lecture and Lunch Series

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THE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN-JEWISH UNDERSTANDING
OF SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

Fall 2007 Lecture & Lunch Series

REPAIRING THE WORLD:
THE ETHICS OF COMPASSION AND CO-RESPONSIBILITY
IN THE ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS

Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D., Executive Director, CCJU
Tikkun Olam: The Jewish Understanding of Repairing the World
Christian Response: Fr. Antony Gatt, Ph.D., Center for Spirituality & Ministry

October 3, 2007 -- 12:30-2:00 PM
 Schine Auditorium, Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, Connecticut

Lunch and lecture is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University. He most recently served as Adjunct Professor of Jewish Thought in the Jewish-Christian Studies department and editor of The Edah Journal at Seton Hall University, New Jersey.  Rabbi Korn’s professional background also includes director of Jewish Affairs for the American Jewish Congress, director of Interfaith Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League, Resident Judaic Scholar at the JCC and Jewish Federation of Metro West, New Jersey and director of Leadership Education and Development at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.  Dr. Korn is a scholar in the areas of Jewish ethics, Israel and interfaith relations.  He has edited two books on Jewish-Christian relations and Israel, and has completed Understanding Israel – An Introduction, scheduled for publication in 2008.  He has also authored numerous scholarly articles and is a regular contributor of essays and book reviews for the general and Jewish news media.  Rabbi Korn was ordained by the Israeli Rabbinate and lived in Israel from 1992 – 1996. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in New York.

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The Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding (CCJU) is an academic and research division of Sacred Heart University.  Established in 1992, CCJU is a leading international center for Christian-Jewish dialogue through its work to shape the agenda for theological scholarship among religious leaders and scholars in the field of interreligious study and relations.  To learn more about the programs and publications by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding, contact Dr. Ann Morrow Heekin at 203-365-4850 or visit our website www.ccju.org.