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Nostra Aetate Lecture: Passing on the Faith

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Guest lecturers Peter Steinfels, Ph.D., co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, and Rabbi Carol Levithan, senior director of learning, outreach and adult programs at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, delivered the annual Nostra Aetate Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Pope Auditorium at Lowenstein Center, on the Lincoln Center campus.

This year’s lecture, “Passing on Religious Traditions: Today’s Challenges for Jews and Catholics from Secularism to Intermarriage,” was co-sponsored by the Archbishop Hughes Institute at Fordham and the Jewish Community Center. Steinfels, a University Professor at Fordham and religion columnist for The New York Times, is the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America (Simon & Schuster, 2003). Rabbi Levithan, a conservative rabbi, was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and works extensively with interfaith couples and prospective converts, and is herself a convert to Judaism.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 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 J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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