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Ecumenism /Interreligious Dialogue

Description:

Ecumenism is the search for unity among Christians. Inter-religious dialogue is more than the search for mutual understanding; it consists of a mutual witness to one’s beliefs and a common exploration of one’s respective religious convictions.

Relevance:

The university setting affords especially rich opportunities for ecumenical work and enrichment and also for engaging in and learning the nature of authentic inter-religious dialogue. In this culturally rich and diverse setting campus ministers and students can grow mature in their commitment to an ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue that is both generous and inviting while at the same time earnestly committed to bearing witness to one’s Catholic and Christian faith.

Website Links

Ecumenism:

Adherents.com: Collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements.

The World of Religions: Great links to information on the most Christian churches.

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

The Vatican's Ecumenical Directory

Ut Unum Sint - John Paul II -Encyclical Letter (May 25, 1995)

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: A joint statement between Evangelical and Catholic theologians. It is posted on the First Things website.

Touchstone Journal: A Christian journal with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox.

Interreligious dialogue:

Adherents.com: Collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements.

The World of Religions: Great links to information on most of the world’s religions

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious dialogue: Church documents and speeches on Inter-religious dialogue.

Relativism: The Central Problem for Faith Today

Dominus Iesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church

Inter-religious dialogue and it's relationship to the Church's mission of proclamation

Why We Need Interreligious Polemics by Paul J. Griffiths

Greymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute: Home of the week of Prayer for Christian Unity