Nostra Aetate anniversary events planned - Catholic Courier

Nostra Aetate anniversary events planned

The Diocese of Rochester is inviting parishes and Catholics of all ages to help celebrate 50 years of interfaith dialogue.

Nostra Aetate, also known as the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions," is a key Vatican II document from Oct. 28, 1965, that proclaimed the importance of interfaith dialogue. The document calls all Catholics to pursue dialogue and understanding with other religions.

A Catholic scholar, Muslim imam and Jewish rabbi will share their thoughts on the progress and future impact of interfaith relations during a panel discussion at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The school is located at 120 French Road, Pittsford.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., Catholics of all ages will have the opportunity to tour worship sites and learn about religious artifacts and symbolism in an Islamic mosque, a Jewish temple and a Hindu temple.

For more information, visit the "News & Events" section of the diocesan website,


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