Illuminating the Christian-Jewish Relationship: The Films of Oren Jacoby, an interfaith dialogue event co-sponsored by Aquinas Institute of Theology, Eden Theological Seminary, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis' Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations, will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Oren Jacoby is an Oscar nominated filmmaker and director whose documentary works, Constantine's Sword and Sister Rose's Passion, have played an important part of our cultural discussion regarding the complex and often troubled relationship between Christianity and Judaism. His work has been recognized by the American Film Institute, Sundance Institute, MacArthur Foundation, duPont Awards, Tribeca Film Festival, and Britain’s Royal Television Society. His films have appeared on HBO, BBC, ABC, PBS, VH-1, ITV, Arté, and NHK.
Constantine's Sword, released in 2007, explores the connection between war and religion and the rise of Christian anti-Semitism, starting with the emperor Constantine in the early 4th Century, through the 20th century. Sister Rose's Passion, released in 2004, tells the story of Sr. Rose Thering, O.P., a Dominican who dedicated herself to resisting anti-Semitism in the Catholic church.
Mr. Jacoby will discuss his work, followed by responses from Rabbi Howard Kaplansky, Rabbi Emeritus of United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis, and current Adjunct Professor in Judaic Studies and Theology at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., Professor Emerita of Systematic Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.
All are welcome at this event, to be held Sunday, September 22, 2013, beginning at 7:00 pm, at Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring Avenue in St. Louis. Complimentary parking for this event is available at Laclede Parking Garage on Laclede Ave. at Grand on the campus of St. Louis University. Guests are invited to support this program through a free-will offering to be collected the evening of the event.
Pre-registration for this event is encouraged: Call 314.442.3871 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generous support for this event is being provided by Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, the Saint Louis Rabbinical Association, and St. Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA).