Institute for Religion Announces All-Day Event

March 28, 2013

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. March 29, 2013 The Institute for the Study of Religion in Community Life at St. Josephs College (SJC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its "Vatican II 50 Years Later lecture series with, "Vatican II: Looking Back, Looking Forward an all-day event on Friday, April 12 in the McGann Conference Center on the Long Island Campus.

"Vatican II: Looking Back, Looking Forward will begin with a keynote lecture by James P. McCartin, Ph.D., co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture. Immediately following the lecture, there will be a panel discussion by Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, Ph.D., rector at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James; Emil A. Wcela, Ph.D., auxiliary bishop emeritus for the Diocese of Rockville Centre; and Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D., senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University.

The lecture series reflects on Vatican II, formally known as the Second Vatican Council, which was assembled in 1962 to address relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the modern world, with the primary hope of mending the relationship between the Church and the Jewish community. By the time it concluded three years later, it had fundamentally altered the religious landscape.

This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m. The $20 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 631.687.2681 or email [email protected]

Founded in 2001, The Institute for the Study of Religion in Community Life investigates and articulates the various roles religious institutions and individual people of faith can take to enhance community life. The Institute sponsors research projects and educational seminars, develops cooperative programs with various religious organizations in the community and searches for service opportunities in the community for faculty and students.