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GRE to Honor Cable Television's God Squad

Contact: Janet Sassi

Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman
Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman, hosts of the cable television show "God Squad" and who have appeared regularly on ABC News’ Good Morning America, will be honored at the Fordham Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education’s (GRE) Sapientia et Doctrina Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Rabbi Gellman will deliver the keynote address at the second annual liturgy and dinner in which those who have made contributions to the mission of GRE and the Catholic Church will be recognized. Both Rabbi Gellman and Father Hartman will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award, which is given to those who have made a significant contribution to the church and society. Until recently, the two co-hosted the popular program that presented current events and issues from a religious viewpoint.

“We are honoring the God Squad this year for their significant efforts in furthering Jewish-Christian relations and promoting inter-religious dialogue,” said Anthony J. Ciorra, Ph.D., dean of GRE. Among those being honored with the Sapientia et Doctrina award are Joan Curtin, C.N.D., director of catechetical ministries for the Archdiocese of New York. In all, GRE will present awards to 17 people.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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