Being Religious Interreligiously Lecture Series
An annual lecture series funded by the Offices of the Vice President for Mission and Chief Diversity Officer, Being Religious Interreligiously brings to campus each year a noted scholar in the fields of interreligious dialogue or comparative theology as an expression of the Society of Jesus’ judgment that to be religious today is to be interreligious. The lecture series seeks accountability to religious neighbors in a pluralistic and globalized world, works for justice by joining hearts and hands with faith neighbors, and generally seeks to enhance the university and Spokane community’s proficiency with current matters of interreligious concern. The lecture series targets a student audience as well as members of the wider university and Spokane communities. Admission is always free and open to the public. DVDs of past lectures are available at Gonzaga’s Foley library and can be streamed online from YouTube by using the hyperlinks on this webpage. Questions, comments, and suggestions can be directed to John N. Sheveland at email@example.com or (509) 313-6784.
Flyers from some of the previous lectures may be viewed by clicking the links below.
Dr. Amy Jill-Levine, "Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus' Parables through Jewish Ears," February 4, 2016.
Dr. John Borelli: "1964: Fifty Years Ago at Vatican II and the Catholic Commitment to Interreligious Dialogue" October 2014
Dr. Martin Kavka: "Articulating a Positive Relationship Between Christians and Jews" April 2014
50th Anniversary Coverage of Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-Christian Religions), October 28, 1965
Vatican Radio: audio clips from the promulgation of Nostra Aetate in 1965
Vatican Radio: a Buddhist-Christian perspective on Nostra Aetate (Dr. Sallie B. King)
Vatican Radio: a Jewish perspective on Nostra Aetate (Dr. Susannah Heschel)
Vatican Radio: a Muslim's perspective on Nostra Aetate (Dr. Bahar Davary)
Vatican Radio: an Asian perspective on Nostra Aetate (Archbishop Felix Machado, India)
Vatican Radio: the interfaith legacy of Vatican II (Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Jerusalem)
U.S. Department of State at Nostra Aetate conference, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
The Crafting of Nostra Aetate (Rev. Thomas Stransky, C.S.P., & Dr. John Borelli)
Catholic-Jewish dialogue twenty years after Nostra Aetate (Rev. Thomas Stransky, C.S.P.)
The Church's irreversible openness (Francis X. Clooney, S.J.)
Nostra Aetate Fifty Years On (Rabbi Jonathon Sacks)
International Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Jews since Nostra Aetate (Cardinal Kurt Koch and Rabbi Irving Greenberg)