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The Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher Conference
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Dr. John ConnellyIn honor of its sixtieth anniversary the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies is hosting the Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher Conference at Seton Hall University on September 22, 2013.

The conference is free and open to the public and will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. John Connelly, Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley and author of From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Thinking on the Jews, 1933 -1965, as well as the following five presentations:

"The Jewish Heritage of John Oesterreicher in Moravia" by Alzbeta Drexlerova, Jesuit Faculty, Olomous, Czech Republic

"John Oesterreicher’s Response to French and Italian Antisemitism" by Cristiana Facchini, University of Bologna, Italy

"Catholic-Jewish Relations during the Six Day War" by Jason Olson, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

"'Death of God' thinkers and Jewish and Christian responses" by Peter H. Greene, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

"Reflections" by Gregory Baum, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Also providing remarks will be Rabbi Noam Marans, American Jewish Committee’s Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, overseeing national interfaith outreach, dialogue and advocacy.

Please RSVP via Facebook or by contacting Lawrence Frizzell at (973) 761-9751 or

For more information please contact:
Lawrence Frizzell
(973) 761-9751


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