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Binging Religion: The Two Popes

What can we learn about the Catholic Church through these two leaders?

Binging Religion features panelists discussing the representations of religious communities in new Netflix series and films and the implications of these for understanding faith and belief.

On Thursday 30 April 2020, Prof Philip Cunningham and Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ discussed the hit film The Two Popes.

Prof Philip A. Cunningham is Professor of Theology (specialising in Christian-Jewish Relations) and Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. He has served as president of the International Council of Christians and Jews and on the Advisory Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is secretary-treasurer and webmaster of the Internet resource Dialogika of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.

Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus. An honorary fellow of Durham University and past president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain, she has studied at the universities of Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro and Cambridge, where she undertook a doctorate in theology. She is the Director of the Religious Life Institute in Cambridge.

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