November film series to focus on Christian-Jewish relations

November film series to focus on Christian-Jewish relations

A series of three award-winning films that focus on Christian-Jewish relations will be shown on three Monday evenings in November at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave.

Each film begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised by that evening’s film. The dates and films are: Nov. 7, “I am Joseph Your Brother”; Nov. 14, “John Paul II: The Millennial Pope (Part II: The Pope and the Jews)”; and Nov. 21, “Sister Rose’s Passion.”

The films, free and open to the public, are co-sponsored by Mount Zion Temple, the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University, and six Catholic churches in the Twin Cities.

The churches are the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Cecilia and St. Pascal Baylon, of St. Paul; Corpus Christi and St. Rose of Lima, Roseville; and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maplewood.

The films are being shown in connection with the 40th anniversary this fall of Nostra Aetate: The Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. After centuries of virtual isolationism on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, this document from the Second Vatican Council paved the way for an era of interfaith dialogue.

For more information about Center for Jewish-Christian Learning programs call (651) 962-5788 or visit the center’s Web site.