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2013

May - The Center announces Peter Cajka, a Boston College Ph.D. History Student, as a recipient of a Junior Scholars Research Grant.

April - Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announce the appointment of Prof. Marc Michael Epstein to the 2013-2014 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

March - Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announce the appointment of Prof. Marc Michael Epstein to the 2013-2014 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

2012

April - The Center announces two Summer 2012 recipients of the Center's Junior Scholars Research Grants: Cristina Richie, a Boston College master of theology student who will begin her Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College in Fall 2012, and James Daryn Henry, a Boston College theology Ph.D. student. 

March - Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announce the re-appointment of Dr. Theodore A. Perry to the Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations for the 2012-2013 academic year.

2011

December - The Center announces three 2011-2012 academic year recipients of the Center's Junior Scholars Research Grants: Susan Legere, a Boston College sociology Ph.D. candidate; Matthew Mohorovich, a Boston College philosophy Ph.D. student; and Iulia Padeanu, a Boston College senior.

May - Celebrating its 10th anniversary year, the Center is recognized for its promotion of interreligious dialogue and research in The Boston College Chronicle.

May - On the occasion of John Paul II's Beatification in Rome on May 1, 2011, the Center establishes an annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations. The lecture honors John Paul's many efforts to overcome the  divisions between Christians and Jews.

April - Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announce the appointment of Dr. Theodore A. Perry to the 2011-2012 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

April - The Center announces four Summer 2011 recipients of the Center's Junior Scholars Research Grants: Steven Candido, a Boston College junior; Rosemary Chandler, a Boston College sophomore; Caitlyn Duehren, a Boston College M.T.S. student, and Nicholas Wagner, a Boston College M.T.S. student.

2010

December - The Center announces two 2010-2011 academic year recipients of the Center's Junior Scholars Research Grants: Matthew Kruger, a Boston College Theology Ph.D. student, and Jeffrey C. Witt, a Boston College Philosophy Ph.D. candidate.

September - Prof. Daniel J. Lasker begins his appointment as the 2010-2011 Corcoran Visiting Chair.

June - Dr. Camille Fitzpatrick Markey is appointed Center Associate Director.

2009

September - Center Director James Bernauer, SJ - Endowed Kraft Professor at Boston College .

June - Raymond Cohen appointed Corcoran Visiting Chair, 2009-2010.

2008

April, 29 - Center Director Appointed - James Bernauer, SJ

Dr. Audrey Doetzel, NDS appointed Associate Director for Administration and Programming.

September 1 -  Appointment of 2008-2009 Corcoran Visiting Chair - Raymond Cohen .

2007

Center Leadership Changes

From The Heights: "Speaker addresses rift between Judaism and Christianity"

Center honored for "Building Bridges of Understanding"

2006

Center and C21 Online launch second online mini-course: The Birth of Jesus - Two Gospel Narratives

Center's website receives positive academic review

Center co-sponsors international theological consultation near Rome: Christ and the Jewish People

Center director in Commonweal: "Uncharted Waters: The Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations"

Center sponsors online dialogue and forum on this summer's Israeli-Hezbollah conflict

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, visits Boston College & Brandeis University

Center produces first online mini-course: The Death of Jesus - Four Gospel Accounts. See also article from Boston College Magazine: "Distance Learning"

2005

Center co-sponsors international theological conference in Rome to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Vatican II declaration: "Nostra Aetate Today"

Center and BC Libraries launch new electronic journal, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, the official journal of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.

Center's Christian Scholars Group publishes new book: Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation

Center and Archdiocese of Boston commission new painting to mark the fortieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate: "In Our Time"

Center launches online slideshow in memory of the life and pontificate of Pope John Paul II: Definer of a New Relationship: John Paul II and the Jewish People

Dr. Audrey Doetzel, NDS appointed Center's Assistant Director for Programs

2004

First Center book published, Pondering the Passion: What's at Stake for Christians and Jews?, edited by the Center director

Center co-sponsors third annual New Hampshire Jewish-Catholic Seder

Center launches new online resource: An Annotated Sourcebook: Jewish Understandings of the Other

Center figures prominently in debate over Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." See story from @BC: "Impassioned debate"

Center director on National Public Radio's "The Connection," hosted by Jim Gordon, discussing "The Passion of the Christ." Streaming audio.

Center director on PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" discussing "The Passion." Text, streaming video, and forum responding to viewers' questions.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Council of Synagogues publishes Walking God's Paths: Christians and Jews in Candid Conversation. This six-part video series for interreligious dialogue among local congregations was produced by the Center. See story from @BC: "Whose Bible?"

2003

Center featured in university's 2003 annual report

In memory of Center's founding donor, John Corcoran

Center welcomes Torah scroll rescued from the Holocaust to its new home at Boston College

2002

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, visits the Center and delivers major address.

Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations forms; Center at Boston College to serve as administrative headquarters

Center's Christian Scholars Group issues: "A Sacred Obligation: Rethinking Christian Faith in Relation to Judaism & the Jewish People." See related story from the Boston College Chronicle: "At BC, Scholars Affirm Christian-Jewish Ties"

2001

Center sponsors panel discussion with Constantine's Sword author James Carroll (From Boston College Magazine)

The Boston College Chronicle marks the foundation of the Center: "Dealing with Dialogues"