Center presents 'Nostra Aetate' Award to Knights of Columbus
Published: December 2, 2004
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization was honored Dec. 1 with one of the annual "Nostra Aetate" Awards given by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. Presenting the award at a dinner in New York, Anthony J. Cernera, university president, praised the Knights for "outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding" and for "courageously striving to make the world a better place for the next generations." "Nostra Aetate" Awards also went to Rabbi Israel Singer as president of the Claims Conference, an agency that has worked since 1951 to secure compensation for Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Nazis, and to Joel Siegel, entertainment editor for the ABC-TV program "Good Morning America." The awards take their name from the Second Vatican Council document "Nostra Aetate," which called for an end to anti-Semitism.
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