Rev. Donald J. Moore, Ph.D. to Discuss Current Israeli and Palestinian perspectives in lecture at College

Release Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008

 The Reverend Donald J. Moore, S.J., Ph.D., of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem and Fordham University, will speak on “Possibilities for Peace in the Holy Land: Current Israeli and Palestinian Perspectives” on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Parlor of St. Joseph Hall. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. The lecture is sponsored by the Intercultural Foundations program at the College.

Rev. Moore’s lecture will discuss the situation in Israel and Palestine, as well as social and political developments over the past few years in that area of the world.

Rev. Donald J. Moore, S.J., Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of theology at Fordham University, and has published extensively on the writings of Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Since January 2000, he has been engaged in interfaith dialogue and working for justice and reconciliation through the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem. His published works on the Holy Land in America include Jivan (Jesuits of Southeast Asia); Shofar (Grinnell College); Promotio Justitiae (Social Justice Secretariat of the Society of Jesus) and other journals. He is currently teaching a course on the Holy Land entitled “A Land of Two Peoples” at Fordham University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Father Rick Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of cultural anthropology and director of the Intercultural Foundations Program at 215.753.3612 or