Eastern Michigan University to host “Did God Survive the Holocaust: A Jewish/Catholic Conversation”

by Walter Kraft, Published November 16, 2009

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is hosting a community event to explore a difficult question: “Did God Survive the Holocaust: A Jewish/ Catholic Conversation.” The event is presented by Hillel at EMU and Holy Trinity Catholic Student Parish.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, in the Student Center Ballroom.

Featured presenters are Dr. Guy Stern, Ph.D., director of the International Institute of the Righteous, Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus; and, Father John Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D., professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union, part of the Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Schools; director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union’s Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center.

The moderator for the discussion is Dr. Martin Shichtman, professor of English. Dr. Jack Kay, provost of Eastern Michigan University, will introduce the program.

Co-sponsors include: the Division of Academic Affairs; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts; the Department of English; the Department of History and Philosophy; the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology; and, the Department of World Languages.

For additional information or to schedule interviews with the presenters prior to the conference, please contact Walter Kraft at 734.487.6895 or by email at wkraft@emich.edu.

Walter Kraft



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