A Jewish-Christian course in Rome

Registration is open for a ten-day residential course on the history and tradition of Judaism and Christianity in the city of Rome.


Judaísmo y cristianismo en la ciudad de Roma: historia, fe y tradición will be held in Rome in January 2025. The course offers an exploration of the Jewish and Christian traditions in the city, through classroom sessions, field trips and excursions.

It will trace the history of early Christianity and archaeological sites that are testimony to it, starting in the 2nd century, when work began to build the catacombs, first by the Jewish community and later by Christians, as underground tombs.

It will chart the development of Judaism and Christianity in Rome, with evidence afforded by the city’s architectural and artistic heritage, to give new insights for interfaith reflection.

There will also be excursions further afield to Florence and Assisi.

The course at a glance
Dates: 10-20 January 2025
Location: Casa Piccole Ancelle di Cristo Re, Rome, Italy
Course contents: Classroom sessions and excursions within Rome
Excursions beyond Rome: Florence and Assisi
Language: Spanish
Deadline for registration: 30 September 2024

The course is presented as a collaboration between CERJUC Sion in Costa Rica and the Sion Center for Biblical Formation (CBF) in Jerusalem. It is co-ordinated by Sion Associate Dr David Castillo, who lectures at the Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana and at CERJUC.


Contact CERJUC or the CBF for further details.
See the course flyer, in Spanish, on CERJUC Sion’s Facebook page:


Main photo by Carlos Ibáñez on Unsplash.