Nostra Aetate exhorted Christians to engage in ‘conversations ands collaboration’ with others. In the fifty years after the declaration was promulgated, extraordinary progress was made.
Isabel Smyth SND examines the origins of Nostra aetate, the Second Vatican Council’s decree on the Church and other faiths, and the enormous impact it had on inter-faith relations.
Michael Barnes SJ examines the themes in Meeting God in Friend and Stranger, which reminds us that whenever we embrace the ‘atmosphere of curiosity’ that stimulates interreligious exchanges, we are participating in the very dialogue that God initiated with humankind.
What exactly is the aim of interreligious dialogue, and what hope does it offer? Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran argues that if we are realistic about our differences and can respect the beliefs of others without compromising our own faith, believers of different backgrounds can together help to prevent the world from turning its back on God.
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