dialogue

  • January 9, 2013

    Core religious issues of Jewish-Christian relations intertwine with complex current political realities, says Dr Clare Amos from the World Council of Churches.

  • April 15, 2012

    It gets harder by the day to hear the still small voice. There is a stridency in our culture which makes dialogue, the resolution of conflict or even simple understanding increasingly difficult.

  • August 7, 2011

    Conversation, which is a cornerstone of human relationships, is crucial to achieving peace in a world of conflict and injustice, says Bishop Brian Smith.

  • May 13, 2011

    I’ve overheard some interesting conversations this week while travelling on public transport. As any Londoner knows, the unwritten rule is that you can be chatty on the buses, but it’s really not done to talk too much on the Tube. So I’ll start with a beautiful conversation from a ride on that previously mentioned (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14356) rammed bus to Deptford Bridge.

  • March 29, 2011

    Questioning the coherence of the newly-initiated World Interfaith Harmony Week, Michael Marten says that if neither 'faith' nor 'religion' really serve as useful comparative or relational concepts, it is perhaps intellectually more honest, and practically more fruitful, to abandon the pretence of ‘interfaith’ dialogue in favour of simple ‘interhuman’ dialogue.

  • November 15, 2010

    Last week, an elderly man attributed several unpleasing characteristics to me because I was wearing a white poppy. My efforts to engage with him and to explain my reasons came to nothing because he was too angry and upset to listen.

  • April 19, 2008

    Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, from the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has said religions should be prepared to ask tough questions. He says it is unrealistic to pretend there is only one global faith.

  • January 10, 2008

    World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has called upon all Kenyan political leaders to keep moving towards dialogue while praising the countries' churches for their role in peacemaking.

  • November 13, 2007

    After four days of meetings, some 240 leaders of a broad range of churches, confessions and interchurch organizations from over 70 countries agreed to carry forward what they call "the Global Christian Forum process" - an open dialogue platform.

  • October 15, 2007

    World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, a Kenyan Methodist, has welcomed the peace and dialogue letters sent by a widely representative group of Muslim scholars to various Christian leaders last week.