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Public Lecture: The 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

How has Nostra Aetate 
transformed Jewish-Catholic relations?


A conversation with Fr John Enslin, SJ, and Rabbi Sa'ar Shaked
Chaired by Bishop Graham Rose, Chair of the SACBC's
Department of Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue



Come and find out how Nostra Aetate helped the Church 
to say 'Yes' to her Jewish roots and 'No' to antisemitism?

Learn about the Jewish response included in Dabru Emet, 'Speak the truth' .

Discover the status of the Jewish-Catholic relations today,
what are the main challenges and signs of hope.


Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015, 19:00 
St Augustine's Auditorium
53 Ley Road, Victory Park, JHB
*** Free of charge, although a cash donation
     to St Augustine would be appreciated


Fr John Enslinis a member of theSociety of Jesus (Jesuits). After having pursued his theological studies in South Africa (Pretoria and Stellenbosch) as well as in London (Heythrop College), he spent some time in München, Germany, and completed his PhD in Philosophy atBoston College, U.S.A. He currently serves as Assistant Parish Priest at theHoly Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and works as a sessional lecturer in Philosophy at St Augustine College.


Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked serves in Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue, Parktown. He has a Rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, M.A in Hermeneutic Studies from Bar Ilan University and B.A. in classical studies from Tel Aviv University. Prior to his arrival to South Africa in 2013 he was involved in interfaith reconciliation initiatives in Israel/Palestine.