interreligious dialogue

  • 18 Jan 2015

    “Every religion has dignity; every religion that respects life”, remarked Pope Francis at a press conference during a visit to Asia. This included a visit to a Buddhist temple while he was in Sri Lanka.

  • 15 Jan 2015

    A major inter-religious dialogue centre and a leading world churches' body are seeking to work together to promote constructive conversation.

  • 26 Jul 2014

    ‘It looks as if the end could be very near.’ This was the emotional response of Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad this morning, when asked about the prospects for Christianity in Iraq. He was at pains to stress that Christians and Muslims in Iraq have lived and worked together peacefully for centuries: it is terrorism, not Islam that is the problem.

  • 9 Jan 2013

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

  • 8 May 2012

    A recent London discussion of Christian-Muslim relations illustrated in an enlivening way the need for developing conversation and exchange to take place at a number of levels, says Dr Harry Hagopian. Intellectuals and theologians can set the tone on key issues, but Christians and Muslims alike have a responsibility in communal, political and inter-prersonal engagements to deal truthfully, to confront prejudices, to speak out against faith-based discrimination and to tackle the roots of extremism wherever they are found.

  • 21 Apr 2012

    On the Umbrian hill town known as the home of Saint Francis, a conference looked at how to increase interaction between faiths and cultures.

  • 27 Jan 2012

    A broad range of Christian churches and groups have met to make recommendations for significant advances in Christian unity and interreligious cooperation.

  • 6 Jan 2012

    Pilgrims to the Holy Land who are searching for the roots of Christianity can also gain a rich understanding of other religions, says a leading Franciscan.

  • 16 Sep 2011

    Religious leaders in Jerusalem are more willing than ever before to take part in dialogue with members of other faiths despite growing political tensions.

  • 14 Jul 2011

    Moving beyond tolerance of differences to appreciation is both the aim and the outcome of a 2011 summer course on 'Building an interfaith community' at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. Theodore Gill of the World Council of Churches explains the background.