Articles on this issue "interreligious dialogue"
In a solemn interreligious ceremony today at Ground Zero, site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pope Francis said this place points not only to the "mindset which knows only violence, hatred …read more
"A Blessing to One Another" to Run Through Sept. 17
“A blessing to one another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People” is the title of an exhibition opening in the VaticanCharlemagne Wing on July 29 and running through Sept. 17. The …read more
Dominican Leader of Lahore’s Peace Center Considers Future of Dialogue for Minorities
Father James Channan, O.P.—the former Vice Provincial of the Dominican order in Pakistan—is director of the Dominican-run Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, which is committed to deepening the …read more
Resource considers history and main teachings of Islam, state of interreligious dialouge, and suggestions for the faithful
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published a new …read more
"At the basis of the deep fundamental Bangsamoro aspiration to self-determination in an autonomous region is the moral principle of social justice. Social justice implies the other moral principles of just peace and inter-religious harmony"
The bishops of the Philippines last Saturday released a statement on the ongoing situation of conflict in Mindanao. They reiterated that they do not take a stand of support or opposition …read more
Bishop of Maradi Says 'Living Communities Have Emerged' After Riots Following Paris Attack
This report is contributed by Antonia von Alten of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Six months after extremist Muslims attacked Christians and burned down a number of churches, the local …read more
Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga Among Recipients of Sergio Vieria de Mello Award
The president of Caritas Central African Republic is one of three people selected to receive an international award for work in interreligious dialogue. Caritas’ Archbishop Dieudonné …read more
Meets with Participants Prior to General Audience
“In this historical moment, so scarred by wars and hatred, these small gestures are seeds of peace and brotherhood.” These were the words addressed by Pope Francis to participants of the …read more
"Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts. Our dialogue must continue!"
Here is the text of the Pope's Message to Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Working …read more
It is always worth remembering, however, that for dialogue to be authentic and effective, it presupposes a solid identity: without an established identity, dialogue is of no use or even harmful. I say this with the young in mind, but it applies to everyone.
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today in Sarajevo at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting. * * * Your Eminence, Distinguished Religious Authorities, Dear …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Interfaith Conference of Peace Organize Meeting in Lahore
Following the recent attack against two Christian Churches in Lahore, a meeting has been organized to promote peace, harmony and security between Christians and Muslims. The meeting was …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin, on the occasion of their ad limina apostolorum visit this morning in the Vatican: *** Dear …read more
This report is provided byEva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * He was almost lynched by an angry mob. Italian missionary Aurelio Gazzera said the rosary as rocks pelted his …read more
The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, Archbishop Joseph Coutts, has called on Christians to not violently react against Muslims. In this exclusive interview with ZENIT …read more