About this Event
You are invited to the 46th Annual Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference featuring keynote speakers Alessandra Harris, author and cofounder of Black Catholic Messenger, and Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Mager, education director and rabbi-in-residence at Be'chol Lashon. The conference is sponsored by the Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations.
Our shared Scriptures portray God as zealous about justice — a Divine Liberator who hears the cries of the oppressed and acts with urgency to make matters right. God’s passion for racial justice is grounded in Creation itself — made in God’s image, we are all owed equal respect and inherent dignity. But with hate crimes on the rise and people of color still afflicted by severe disparities in healthcare access, home ownership, and a myriad of other measures of wellbeing, the fierce necessity of confronting racism in all its forms is plain to see.
In the words of Emmett Till’s mother, whatever happens to any of us had better be the business of us all! Summoning the courage to have “uncomfortable conversations,” we will explore our traditions’ core teachings about human equality and examine what we must do now to end the ongoing racial injustice that grieves the Heart of God.
This conference is open to the general public. Click here to be redirected to the conference Web site.
About the Conference
The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference was formed in 1977 to promote understanding and good fellowship between women of these two vital religious traditions. The annual conference, featuring noted Catholic and Jewish speakers as well as participant discussion, is open to all women interested in interfaith dialogue.