Jewish and Christian Responses to Peacemaking and War
A Jesuit, a rabbi, and a Presbyterian minister discuss the ways in which the Christian and Jewish traditions address peacemaking and war in this program, first in a two-part series entitled “Responding to International Conflict: Challenges for Christian-Jewish Dialogue,” sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. Theology professor and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, SJ, lays out the Roman Catholic approach to peacemaking and the ethics of warfare, with particular attention to examining the “just war” tradition. Rabbi Or Rose of Hebrew College speaks on how his faith informed his personal engagement as an activist in the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Rev. Rodney Peterson, executive director of the Boston Theological Institute, presents a historical context for Christian approaches to war and peace.
Date: November 7, 2007
Location: Higgins 300
Sponsor(s): Center for Christian-Jewish Learning