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Jewish-Catholic dialogue examines religion in public square, denounces vandalism of churches

Catholic World News - November 05, 2012

At a recent meeting between representatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Council of Synagogues, participants examined religion’s role in public life and denounced acts of vandalism against churches and mosques in Israel.

Catholic participants in the dialogue included the USCCB’s Stephen Colecchi, who discussed religion’s role in combating apartheid and racism, and Catholic University of America law professor Robert Destro, who discussed government coercion, the HHS mandate, and assisted suicide.

Jewish participants included attorney Nathan Lewin, who offered “A Jewish Perspective of Religion in the Public Square,” and the American Jewish Committee’s Richard Foltin, who expressed opposition to the use of taxpayer funds to support religious schools.

During the dialogue’s theological component, two Scripture scholars--Rabbi David Sandmel of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Robert Miller of the Catholic University of America-- discussed the meaning of “covenant.”

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