Tuesdays at Tantur


Location: Tantur Ecumenical Institute: Chapel Seminar Room

The Contribution of the Church of Algeria to Christian-Muslim Relations

Jean-Jacques Pérennès, OP

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On the 8th of December 2018, 19 Christian martyrs were beatified in Algeria in presence of the local authorities. It was likely the first time in the history of the Catholic Church that Christian martyrs were beatified in a Muslim country. Their story and the story of the Church of Algeria offer us an interesting approach to another possible relationship between Christian and Muslims.

Jean Jacques Pérennès is a French Dominican friar. He is at the moment the director of the Ecole biblique et archeologique Française of Jerusalem. He was previously the Director of the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (IDEO) in Cairo and has lived 30 years in different Muslim settings. Having been involved in the process of beatification of the martyrs of Algeria, he will share a few reflections about the Christian-Muslim relationships.

Transportation will be provided from Shivtei Israel St. to the west of the Notre Dame Center (opposite New Gate of the Old City). The bus will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:00 p.m. The shuttle will only be ordered if at least five people have signed up by February 25, 2019. Shuttle sign-up

Tuesdays at Tantur is a bi-weekly event that seeks to establish a place for conversation and nurture open discussion on theological issues and other topics relevant to life in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The series is co-hosted by the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Jerusalem Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame, both located at the corner of Rosmarin and Derech Hebron.