Articles on this issue "interreligious dialogue"
"Yet ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury. It is not something extra or optional, but essential, something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs. "
Below is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address delivered at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting this morning in the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi: *** Dear Friends, I …read more
"United by our humanity and mutual responsibility, as well as our shared values and convictions, may we Hindus and Christians, together with people of all religious traditions and good will, always foster a culture which promotes human ecology"
Here is the statement from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Hindus for the celebration of Deepavali on Nov. 11. This ancient Hindu festivalspiritually signifies the …read more
Scholar Praises Spirit of 'Nostra Aetate,' Pope Francis; Says Religion Should Bring Out Best in People
With Nostra Aetate, the Roman Catholic Church has set an example and other religionsshould likewiseopen their doors. This was the sentiment of Hindu Swami Chidananda Saraswati,as he praised …read more
Cardinal Tauran Asks How Fear Can Be Turned to Trust
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, sent a message to participants in the Religions for Peace European Assembly, currently gathered in …read more
As 'Nostra Aetate' Marks 50 Years, Argentine Jew Claudio Epelman Tells ZENIT How Pope Francis' Interreligious Gestures Are Making History
Almost all Jews in Buenos Aires felt like they were the best Jewish friend of the archbishopCardinal Jorge Bergoglio,now-Pope Francis, according to Claudio Epelman, a friend of the Pope who …read more
“Dear brothers and sisters, in regard to the future of inter-religious dialogue, the first thing we must do is pray, and to pray for one another: we are brothers!"
At 10 o’clock this morning, an “Interreligious” General Audience took place in Saint Peter’s Square, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the Conciliar Declaration “ …read more
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