Catholic Relations

AJC’s work benefits from the rich relationships built with ordinary Catholics, Catholic religious leaders, and institutions of the Church at the highest level. AJC has a dedicated liaison to the Vatican and a storied history of interaction with the Catholic Church. Due to its long-standing and vigorous efforts on behalf of issues like comprehensive immigration reform and social justice for workers, AJC views the Catholic community of Atlanta as one of its most dedicated allies.



AJC Director of Inter-Religious Affairs Rabbi David Rosen, with His Holiness Pope Francis at his Installation, March 20th, 2013.

In 2015, AJC celebrated the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican document that positively transformed Christian-Jewish Relations.It stated, on the basis of Christian scriptures, that Jews cannot be held collectively responsible for the death of Jesus; God’s covenant with the Jewish people continues; and anti-Semitism violates Church teaching. Nostra Aetate marked a fresh beginning for Catholics and Jews. Atlanta marked this anniversary with a special, local Jubilee celebration, click here to learn more. 

For more information on Catholic-Jewish Relations, please contact Harold Hershberg.