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President Thompson, Professor Tull to participate in Jewish-Christian dialogue

Mar 07, 2008
On Monday, March 10, President Dean Thompson and Professor Patricia Tull will participate in a Jewish-Christian dialogue at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.

This inaugural event between Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries and Jewish rabbinical schools is the result of collaboration between the departments of Committee on Theological Education (COTE) and Interfaith Relations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Hebrew Union College, the largest rabbinical school in the nation. It is an outgrowth of sustained dialogue initiated by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), following decisions of the General Assembly in 2004. Participants will include representatives from some of the Presbyterian seminaries and from Reformed, conservative, and orthodox rabbinical schools.

Each school has been invited to share a presentation on how it is strengthening Jewish-Christian relations and preparing leaders for ministry in this area. In addition to conversations around current efforts, the group will establish priorities and next steps for continuing dialogue in the future.

Participants will include:

David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Cynthia Campbell, President McCormick Theological Seminary

Katharine Rhodes Henderson, Executive Vice President, Auburn Theological Seminary

Jay Rock, Coordinator of Interfaith Relations, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Lee Hinson-Hasty, Coordinator for Theological Education & Seminary Relations PC(USA)

Kenneth Brander, Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future, Yeshiva University

Phillip Butin, President San Francisco Theological Seminary

Alan Cooper, Provost, Jewish Theological Seminary

Dean K. Thompson, President, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Patricia K. Tull, A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Ian Torrance, President, Princeton Theological Seminary

Barbara Wheeler, President, Auburn Theological Seminary

For more information about Dr. Thompson, his travel schedule, or to read and listen to his chapel sermons and other materials, visit: President's Page

For biographical information on Professor Tull, visit: Tull Faculty Page

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