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A Bridge of Dialogue between Muslims and Jews
Patriarch Bartholomew on peace in the Balkans
Men Who Loved God's Chosen People
On Popes John XXIII and John Paul II
Notre Dame University Confers Honorary Law Degree on Cardinal Tauran
President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue speaks of its importance.
The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink.'" (John 4:7). According to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), "The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other." To purchase materials for your worship community for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, check out GEII on the web!
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued greetings for the commemoration of the birth of the first Sikh Guru. The statement implores both the Catholic and Sikh communities to promote the virtue of "compassionate service".
The PCID issued greetings for the festival of Deepavali, to our Hindu friends and dialogue partners celebrating the festival of lights. The focus of the message is how Hindus and Christians can work together to foster a 'culture of inclusion'.
The Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs has released a statement condemning violence and reaffirming the Catholic commitment to dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters.
The National Council of Synagogues and the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical
and Interreligious Affairs issued a statement pledging to build peace
and understanding between faith communities. Read the full statement.
In June, Catholic and Sikh representatives met to discuss the Urgency of Compassion in their respective traditions. The results of that meeting can be read here.
After their annual meeting in February, Christian Churches
Together (CCT) authored a press release denouncing of mass incarceration. Archbishop Wenski recently asked the Senate to support the Smarter Sentencing Act. See the report on Smarter Sentencing.
Nostra Aetate May 19-21, 2015
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