Jim wrote our feature article Four Facts That Will Change Relations Between Christians and Jews in the Next Decade, is a prominent author and pubic speaker, an international pioneer and leader in inter–religious relations, and a 32+ year member of the American Jewish Committee, serving as their Inter-religious Affairs Director. He is also the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion ad Judaica at Saint Leo University and teaches at Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy.
Jim’s latest book, working title Popes, Pastors, and Presidents recounts his story inside the development of Catholic-Jewish dialogue from 1948 – 2021. Until one opens this book, they have no idea of the dedication of one man among the many who has spent his entire career, creating interfaith dialogue and building consensus between Catholics and Jews. This book reads like a ‘who’s who’ in the world of religion and politics.
From Popes to the Presidents, James Rudin, guides you through his life’s work. His intriguing writing style and his personal stories allow the reader to embrace his journey, to be on the inside during negotiations and to feel and be a part of the struggle. He takes the reader inside the Vatican, to Camp David, and other stops around the world.