We are deeply honoured to welcome Rabbi Professor Abraham Skorka, Senior Research Fellow for Jewish Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations at Georgetown University, USA, to inaugurate the International Interfaith Reading Group on Science and Region in Interfaith Contexts.
A distinguished religious scholar, Rabbi Professor Skorka served as the Rabbi of Benei Tikva synagogue in Buenos Aires for 42 years and as the rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano for 20 years. He is now the rector emeritus of the Rabbinical Seminary of Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From 2017-2019, Rabbi Professor Skorka was a University Professor at Saint Joseph’s University (PA, USA) where he worked closely with the directors of the University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to develop and expand its educational and research programs with the goal of promoting deeper understanding between Catholics and Jews. He is also an honorary professor of Hebrew law at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, and has been awarded honorary degrees from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, the Jewish Theological Seminary (NY, USA), Sacred Heart University (CT, USA), and Holy Family University (PA, USA).
Rabbi Professor Skorka was the 2017 recipient of the Jan Karski Eagle Award, of which past recipients include Elie Wiesel, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Abraham H. Foxman.
In addition to his co-authored work with Pope Francis – then Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio, compiled in the book Sohre el Cielo y la Tierra (On Heaven and Earth), Rabbi Professor Skorka is the author of seven books and numerous articles and papers, including an approbation in regard to the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity in 2017.
In addition to his scholarship in Biblical and Talmudic studies, Rabbi Professor Skorka has conducted research and published articles in biophysics.
Here are the details of this fascinating event.
Topic: Reflections on Science & Religion: Contradictory or Complementary?
Speaker: Rabbi Professor Abraham Skorka, Senior Research Fellow for Jewish Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations at Georgetown University, USA.
Chair: Professor Philip A. Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Saint Joseph’s University, USA.
Time: 18:00-19:00 BST | 19:00-20:00 CEST | 10:00-11:00 PT | 12:00-13:00 CT | 13:00-14:00 ET
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