News

Below is a listing of news items and announcements related to the Jay Phillips Center from the current academic year.  To see earlier events, please explore the archives:

Jay Phillips Center Special Consultant Rabbi Amy Eilberg Publishes Book on Jewish Wisdom and Peace

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In From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis, 2014), Rabbi Amy Eilberg offers a practical guide to fulfillment of the Jewish religious commandment to “pursue peace” at all levels of life. What was your most important goal in writing your book? "My highest goal is to persuade people to think deeply about the commandment to seek and pursue peace, apply it to their own lives, and act boldly to serve the cause of peace, each in our own way."

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Film and Interfaith Program on Religion in Prison will be Held at UST Feb. 19

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The film “Pentecostalism in the Prisons of Rio” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Anderson Student Center’s Woulfe Alumni Hall on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.   Following the film, which documents the work of Minnesotan Andrew Johnson on why Pentecostalism thrives among inmate populations in Rio de Janeiro, local prison chaplains Rashed Ferdous, Robert Klanderud and Rabbi Lynn Liberman will participate with Johnson in a panel discussion on the role of religion inside prisons in Minnesota and elsewhere.

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Sister M. Christine Athans to Speak Here Feb. 10 on ‘the Jewish Mary’

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Sister M. Christine Athans, professor emerita at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, will present the lecture “In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in Woulfe Alumni Hall North (Room 378A) of the Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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Argentinean Rabbi to Speak Here Nov. 19 About Pope Francis and the Jewish People

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Rabbi Mordechai Levin, who met fellow Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis, will present the lecture “Pope Francis and the Jewish People: From Catholic-Jewish Relations in Argentina to Catholic-Jewish Relations around the World” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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Noted Sports Writer John Rosengren to Discuss His New Book on Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg Oct. 8

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In a program titled “Hank Greenberg: Baseball Star, Jewish Hero, American Legend,” award-winning journalist John Rosengren will discuss Greenberg’s legacy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the third-floor Woulfe Alumni Hall in the Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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Jewish, Muslim Interfaith Activists From Jerusalem to Speak Here Oct. 1

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Rabbi Ron Kronish and Kadi (a Muslim judge) Iyad Zahalka, prominent interreligious dialogue activists from Jerusalem, will speak Oct. 1 and 2 in three St. Paul venues: the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University and Mount Zion Temple.

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