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.

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Latin for In Our Time, a unifying Catholic document that denounces the Church's past persecution of Jews and sets out to establish a new bond between Judaism and Christianity. The document, which calls for the respectful treatment of all world religions, encourages a strong Jewish-Catholic dialogue for years to come. 

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