A Blessing to One Another: Empowering Interfaith Collaboration
A Blessing to One Another: Empowering Interfaith Collaboration, builds on the legacy of a landmark interfaith exhibit A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People (www.blessingexhibit.org) and a long tradition of interfaith dialogue. The exhibit was created in Cincinnati with a long list of collaborators from various institutions in the USA, the Vatican, Italy, Poland, Germany and Israel. It toured the United States for almost 10 years, in 18 different venues from the east coast to the west and from the north to the south. In each venue the Catholic and Jewish communities worked together to mount the exhibit and to develop programming around it. It was exhibited in an equal number of Catholic and Jewish venues. It was visited by more than 1.2 million people and in every community it visited became a model for interfaith collaboration. In many of these communities it led to the Catholic and Jewish communities working together on projects after the exhibit had moved on.
Upon completing its run in the United States it opened to great acclaim at the Vatican Museum where thousands visited it. At the closing of the exhibit at the Vatican, it was presented as a gift to the John Paul II Sanctuary and Museum in Krakow, Poland where it is a major part of their permanent exhibit.