Leading Rabbi invited by Bishops’ committee to speak in NZ

The NZ Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations have invited Rabbi Fred Morgan to visit New Zealand this month.

The invitation is to mark the 50th Anniversary of the historical document Nostra Aetatethe Declaration on the Relation of the Catholic Church to Non-Christian Religions published in 1965.

He will speak first on 9 September at Otago University’s Annual Peace Lecture, and then on 10 September present his Nostra Aetate reflection at Kavanagh College, Dunedin.

Morgan will then speak in Wellington and Auckland on the relationship today between Christians and Jews.

Morgan is a Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne, and has been active in interfaith relations for most of his working life.


He is currently a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University in the area of Jewish-Christian relations.

Morgan is also an Hon. President and Coordinator of the innovative “Grass Roots Dialogue Project” for the Victorian branch of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ).

In 2014  Morgan was made a Member in the Order of Australia for services to the Jewish community and interfaith relations.


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