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2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations  

Lawrence FrizzellFrom May 22-24, 2018, Father Lawrence Frizzell will facilitate the 2018 Faculty Summer Seminar on Interfaith Relations, co-sponsored by the Institute for Judaeo-Christian Studies and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership, with support from the Toth/Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Participants in this faculty seminar will review a key document from the Second Vatican Council, "The Declaration on the Church's Relationship to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra Aetate) and its implementation. Initially, the focus will be on the Church's encounter with the Jewish people, and then with the adherents of other world religions, especially Islam.

Since 1998, the Center for Catholic Studies has provided the opportunity for faculty to reflect in depth on topics central to the Catholic intellectual tradition. This seminar is open to all administrators and faculty. Interested faculty, staff, and administration who wish to apply for the seminar should indicate their interest to Francia Peterson at, no later than May 10, 2018.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core,” which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars, and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review and The Lonergan Review.

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  • Erica Naumann
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