Paideia’s founding director Barbara Spectre interviewed in the Jewish Week
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Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden is a non-denominational academic framework that was established in 2000 with funding from the Swedish government.
Dedicated to the revival of Jewish culture in Europe, Paideia educates leaders for Europe - academicians, artists and community activists - towards fluency in the Jewish textual sources that have served as the wellsprings of Jewish civilization.
In renewing interpretation of Jewish text, Paideia is reviving a European Jewish voice long silenced by Communism and post-Holocaust trauma - a voice that can contribute to a culturally rich and pluralistic Europe.
The 6th annual Krister Stendahl Memorial Lecture, arranged by the Centre for Interfaith Dialogue under the Church of Sweden, together with Paideia.
Mary C. Boys is a prominent theologian in Jewish-Christian dialogue. She is the Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Prior to her present appointment, she served for seventeen years on the faculty of Boston College.
Jew-Christian relations is the focus of her academic work, and she is also involved in various interfaith organizations. Mary C Boys is a Catholic, and belongs to the order Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She holds honorary doctorates from a number of Jewish and Christian universities.
Krister Stendahl was a prominent theologian and New Testament scholar and highly active in Jewish-Christian Dialogue. He served as the Bishop of Stockholm between 1984 and 1988, and Dean and Professor at the Divinity School at Harvard University.
Paideia is proud to welcome the newest members to the 450 individual strong alumni network – the social change makers of the 2014 Paideia Project-Incubator.
The program finished off on August 13 with a boat cruise through the Stockholm inner archipelago, after ten days of glorious sunshine, intensive learning and the formation of a tight learning community of 15 astonishing individuals from all over Europe.
The ten day-program, which this year was spent at Paideia in Stockholm and at a retreat in the archipelago, has now been running for 9 consecutive years, with 200 participants in total. Convened for the first time in 2006, it was then Paideia’s answer to a call from the alumni to create a program that would enable them to take the knowledge they had acquired during the One-Year Program and convert it into action. The program has since evolved into the premier program for fostering and inspiring individual and collective social change in the European Jewish landscape. more