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(Mahwah) — Dr. Remi Hoeckman of Vatican City will address the topic, What is the Agenda of Interreligious Dialogue?” Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Mansion York Room at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Rev. Hoeckman is the executive secretary of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews and a senior staff member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, where he serves as the full-time officer for Catholic-Jewish relations. Hoeckman travels worldwide addressing various aspects of Catholic-Jewish religious relations, including the Shoah (Holocaust).

A Roman Catholic priest, born and raised in Belgium, he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland where he specialized in ecumenical studies. He is a professor at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas in Rome and a visiting professor in many academic institutions around the world. Formerly, he was the director of the Center for Coordination of Research of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. He founded the Department of Ecumenical studies at St. Thomas Aquinas University in Rome and served in the Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education.

For more information, please contact Terence Miller, (201) 684-7533.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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