NOSTRA AETATE: HISTORIAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Pope Paul VI and his Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in January 1964: Key Event in the Emergence of Nostra Aetate
- Anthony O'Mahony, Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, Reader in the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London (1999-2018) and Director for the Centre for Eastern Christianity (2009–2018); Holder of the Sir Daniel and Countess Bernardine Murphy Donohue Chair in Eastern Christianity.
- Moderator: Barbara E. Wall— Vice President, Mission and Ministry Villanova University
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. | Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | The Ecclesial and Theological Origins of Nostra Aetate: A Modern Historical Account in the Context of Vatican II
- Rocco Viviano, SX, The Ecclesial and Theological Origins of Nostra Aetate and its Significance for Present and Future Interfaith Engagement
- Moderator: Bernard Prusak—Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. | Break
NOSTRA AETATE: RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. | Harvest and Horizons - An Appraisal of Nostra Aetate Paragraph 4, The Catholic Church and the Jewish People as a Primary Moment for Nostra Aetate
- David Neuhaus, SJ, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Jerusalem.
- Moderator: Kevin Hughes—Theology and Religioius Studies, Villanova University
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Break/Lunch1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Naming the Fellowship between the Church and the Jewish People at the Second Vatican Council and in Our Time
- Elizabeth T. Groppe, Professor of Theology, University of Dayton.
- Moderator: Brett Malcolm Grainger—Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions (Speaker, Topics and session Locations can be found here and in conference program.)
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. | Break
NOSTRA AETATE: RELATIONSHIP WITH ISLAM AND EASTERN CHRISTIANS
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Catholic Saints and Scholars: Nostra Aetate and Islam
- Christian Krokus, Associate Professor, Department of Theology/Religious Studies, University of Scranton.
- Moderator: Catherine Warrick—Political Science, Villanova University
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. |Ecumenical Vesper Service/Organ Concert, Sean McElwee, Campus Minister for Liturgical Music - Campus Church St. Thomas of Villanova
Gallery Exhibit: Drawn to Fellowship, the Promise and Progress of Interreligious Dialogue - Connelly Center
 Lunch locations: Bel Air Terrace of the Connelly Center; Café Nova and Dougherty Dining Hall in Dougherty Hall (across from the Connelly Center); and the Refectory Restaurant in the newly opened Villanova Commons on Lancaster Ave.