As a part of the “Jubilee Year of Mercy” called for by Pope Francis, a program titled “The Face of God: Mercy in the Islamic, Jewish and Christian Traditions” will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in the 3M Auditorium of Owens Science Hall at the University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
Brief presentations will be offered by Dr. Hamdy El-Sawaf, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Father Michael Joncas. A discussion among the panelists and with members of the audience will follow.
As Pope Francis has frequently urged Catholics to engage in interfaith dialogue and learning, this program will focus on the meaning and practice of mercy as found not only in the Christian tradition but in the Islamic and Jewish traditions as well.
The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the university’s Office for Mission, the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center. The Jay Phillips Center is a joint enterprise of St. Thomas and St. John’s University, Collegeville.
For information, visit: www.stthomas.edu/jpc.