Richard Lux, founding director of the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish studies at the Sacred Hart Seminary and School of Theology in Franklin, has relocated to the Minneapolis area to be closer to grandchildren.
The center was established in 2010 as a tribute to Lux upon his retirement from the Sacred Heart faculty. The center seeks to instill future Catholic priests and others with the knowledge and skills needed for interreligious dialogue, with assistance from Jewish educators.
Lux has been involved with the center since it was founded. He has been devoted to educating his fellow Catholics on Judaism and opposing prejudice for many years, said Lux Center Executive Director Bonnie Shafrin, who previously served as director of Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
“I would say the one word that describes Richard Lux is mensch,” Shafrin said.