Center for Christian and Jewish Understanding

Jews and Christians have reached a dramatic crossroad in history.  For the first time in two millennia, they have the opportunity to put aside their divisiveness and seek reconciliation and understanding once and for all.  Inspired by the Catholic Church's vision presented in the 1965 Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate, which repudiated historic Christian teachings of contempt towards Jews and positively asserted the ongoing validity and common spiritual heritage that Christians and Jews share, the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University (CCJU), Fairfield, Connecticut, ‌draws together religious leaders, laity, scholars, theologians and educators to cultivate these new seeds of mutual respect and develop programs and publications to overcome deep-seated antagonisms that recent progress has not yet healed.