You are invited to attend the LIVE presentation of Jerusalem: Holy - and Wholly Complex - City on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. All welcome.

Why can Jerusalem be thought of as a city of both joy and sorrow? And what does it mean to be at the intersection of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, influenced heavily by the convergence of differing religious views, is a truly unique city that allows a look at the past and the present simultaneously.

Participants will explore the rich and complex history and how thousands of years have shaped how we see, understand, and experience Jerusalem.

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Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., Professor of History at Kean University, will lead the presentation. Bellitto teaches courses in ancient, medieval and religious history. He is the author of 10 books and more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles appearing in the United States and Europe. He is also a frequent media commentator and public lecturer on church history and contemporary Catholicism.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.