Pawlikowski, John T.

John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Ethics and Director of Catholic-Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union, part of the ecumenical cluster of theological schools at the University of Chicago. A priest of the Servite order, he is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Challenge of the Holocaust for Christian Theology, Christ in the Light of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue, Jesus and the Theology of Israel, and Reinterpreting Revelation and Tradition: Jews and Christians in Conversation. He has contributed essays to many volumes on the Holocaust and related themes, as well as to leading theological journals. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Explorations, and Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. His writings have been translated into , French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Polish and Dutch. Father Pawlikowski is President of the International Council of Christians and Jews. He was appointed by President Carter to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in 1980, and reappointed to three successive terms by subsequent Presidents. He serves on the Council's Executive Committee, Committee on Conscience, and Academic Committee and chairs its Church Relations Committee. Fr. Pawlikowski is also a board member of the National Polish American-Jewish American Council and Vice President of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, chairs the Advisory Council of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill College, and serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East, the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel, and the Annual Scholars’ Conference on Holocaust, Genocide and the Church Struggle. Fr. Pawlikowski was a member of the Vatican delegation at the international Jewish-Catholic dialogues in Baltimore in 1992 and Jerusalem in 1994. He has also participated in Christian/Jewish/Muslim conferences and conversations in the United States, Spain, Italy, and Israel. He has received numerous awards and honors for his interfaith work, and has traveled and lectured widely in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Micronesia as well as Europe and the Middle East. In August, 2000, he served as a delegate to the Millennium Summit of the World’s Religious and Spiritual Leaders convened at the United Nations by Secretary General Kofi Annan.