Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

New Mexico Jewish-Christian Colloquium on the Jubilee Year

Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

New Mexico Jewish-Christian Colloquium on the Jubilee Year

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The seventh annual Jewish-Christian Spring Colloquium in Albuquerque, NM, in March, 2000, focused on the jubilee year. The theme provided an ideal topic for an exchange of ideas on the meaning and significance of the Christian Great Jubilee 2000. Sr. Jose Hobday, a Native American activist and spiritual expert, and Rabbi Paul Citrin of Temple Sinai in Palm Beach, CA, led the colloquium through several of the main themes of jubilee as found in the Hebrew scriptures.

Hobday compared Native American spirituality and Christian spirituality with jubilee themes found in the Hebrew scriptures. She began by challenging both Jews and Christians to "come alive" to the wonderful opportunities provided to us each day. She said that America's sleepy-headed society needs to snap out of its apathy so that the opportunities of this jubilee year do not "slip away from us." She declared that societal stress has caused a spiritual isolation in people and that spiritual consciousness needs to be restored to American culture. Pope John Paul II has challenged the world to promote ecumenical and interreligious collaboration for peace, human rights, and other social causes during the Year of the Great Jubilee 2000. The day-long colloquium tapped into the biblical roots of Jews and Christians for insights and meaning for this historic year. …

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