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Nostra Aetate to Explore End-of-Life Issues

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636- 7175

NEW YORK—Two theologians will examine the moral and ethical questions associated in the care of the terminally ill from Catholic and Jewish perspectives during the 13th annual Nostra Aetate Dialogue on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Pope Auditorium on the Lincoln Center campus, 113 West 60th Street. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

The discussion, “Care at the End of Life: Who Should Get What and Why?” will feature Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D., professor of theology at Boston College and author of Bioethics and the Common Good (Marquette University Press, 2004); and Rabbi Aaron L. Mackler, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Duquesne University and editor of Life and Death Responsibilities in Jewish Biomedical Ethics (The Louis Finkelstein Institute, 2000). John W. Healey, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Archbishop Hughes Institute at Fordham University, will moderate the discussion. 

TIME:      6:30 P.M.
               113 WEST 60TH STREET
               NEW YORK, NY 10023

Fordham's annual Nostra Aetate Dialogue can be traced to the Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) document, a declaration by the Second Vatican Council stressing the importance of relationships between the church and non-Christian religions. The program contributes to the interfaith dialogue between Catholicism and Judaism.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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