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Jewish Chaplain Leaves His Mark at a Catholic University 14 February , 2011

Filed under: Interfaith Issues,News — Administrator @ 4:56 pm
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Rabbi Harold S. White, who’s been described as “a Jesuit at heart,” made history in 1968 when he became the first full-time rabbi hired by a Catholic university in the United States, and since then he has continued to defy convention.

In his four decades as a faculty member and Jewish chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, White has promoted interfaith dialogue, found links between Judaism and Jesuit values, sought common ground between blacks and Jews and between Jews and Muslims, and, for the last five years, presided over gay and lesbian marriages.

“One of my objectives is to bring people together through the reality that we are all the children of the same higher being,” he says about his life’s work. READ MORE

 

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