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The annual Faith in Dialogue Symposium, launched in January 2023 with sponsorship from the President's Office, promotes interfaith conversation and interreligious understanding through scholarly dialogue and engagement.

The inaugural event, " 'Strangers No More, but Brothers and Sisters': The Revolution in Catholic-Jewish Relations," featured Philip A. Cunningham, PhD, and Adam L. Gregerman, PhD, the director and associate director, respectively, of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Joseph's University. Click below to watch the recording of their presentation.

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Professors Cunningham and Gregerman of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, Saint Joseph's University

Dr. Philip A. Cunningham is a professor of Theology (specializing in Christian-Jewish relations) and the director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

He has served as president of the International Council of Christians and Jews and on the Advisory Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He is the secretary-treasurer of the Council on Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations and the webmaster of its internet resource Dialogika.

Dr. Cunningham is the author of Maxims for Mutuality: Principles for Catholic Theology, Education, and Preaching about Jews and Judaism (New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press/Stimulus Book, 2022) and Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015), in addition to numerous co-edited volumes and articles.

Dr. Adam L. Gregerman is an associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies (specializing in Jewish Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations) and the associate director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.

He is the vice-chair and a board member of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations and a member of the Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Dr. Gregerman is the author of Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism (Series: Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism no. 165, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016) as well as book chapters and articles in the fields of Jewish-Christian relations, interreligious dialogue and Jewish studies.