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No longer strangers but friends: an evening with Rabbi Fred Morgan

Rabbi Fred Morgan.

September 2015


The NZ Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations invites you to hear Rabbi Fred Morgan on Monday 21 September, 6pm–9pm at Government Building Lecture Room 1, VUW Pipitea Campus, Stout St, Wellington.

Ordained in 1984, Rabbi Fred Morgan served in London before migrating to Australia in 1997 to take up the position of Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne. He has been active in interfaith relations for most of his working life and currently serves as Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University in the area of Jewish-Christian relations.

Fifty years ago the Second Vatican Council stated in Nostra Aetate (the Declaration on the Relations of the Church to Non-Christian Religions), ‘The Church urges her sons and daughters to enter with prudence and charity into discussion and collaboration with members of other religions’.  Nostra Aetate revolutionised the Catholic Church’s approach to Jews and Judaism. Rabbi Fred will reflect on what has happened in the 50 years since then. Reverend Jenny Chalmers of the Anglican Diocese of Wellington will be the Christian respondent to Rabbi Fred.

For more information contact Sr Catherine Jones at c.jones@wn.catholic.org.nz or phone (04) 496 1337.