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Interreligious Dialog

The Commission for Interreligious Dialogue was founded in 2002 within the Union of Superiors General (USG). After the Congress on Religious Life, held in Rome in 2004 on the theme, "Passion for Christ - Passion for Humanity", the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) also joined, sending some representatives.

So, composed of members of both Unions, the Commission aims at keeping alive within the General Councils issues relating to interfaith dialogue, providing a platform for discussion and study for all interested persons, and organising initiatives to spread a “culture of interreligious dialogue” among Religious resident in Rome. It also works with SEDOS on themes of mutual interest.

The Commission normally meets three times a year at the UISG offices. Each smester it offers a half-day of in-depth study to all the Religious (men and women) of Rome. Sometimes experts preside, or visits are organised to places of significance for other Religious.

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Myanmar - Interreligious dialogue "on the ground": Jews, Catholics and Buddhists together for street children

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myanmarINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE - The Salesian centre for street boys in Mandalay, the second most important city of Myanmar, now has a new dormitory and a new refectory, thanks to the generous donation of a wealthy retired US businessman of Jewish origin, and his wife. Fr Peter Myo Khin, SDB, who runs this Salesian centre, and all the young people...

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Franciscans and Interfaith Harmony in Pakistan

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interfaitINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE - On 18 December 2016, the Franciscan JPIC of Pakistan, in collaboration with Kawish Resource Centre and the OFM Special Commission for Dialogue with Islam, organized an “Interfaith Celebration of Eid e Milad ul Nabi and Christmas”. Fr. Jamil Albert, OFM, a member of the OFM Special Commission for Dialogue...

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Bridges - Building relationships between Christians and Muslims N. 73

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bridgesINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - In his last Saturday Audience for the Jubilee Year of Mercy on the 12 th of November 2016, Pope Francis presented an important aspect of mercy: inclusion. He said, “In His plan of love God, in fact, does not want to exclude anyone, but wants to include all.” He added: “And we Christians are invited to use the same criterion...

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A Bridge Between Texas Christians and Jews

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texas museumINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Dallas has created the Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell Upstander Award, which will be awarded personalities distinguished for their action in defense of human rights, against racial hatred and prejudice and for spreading knowledge about the Holocaust. The first edition...

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ASIA/INDIA - Kashmir crisis: the Church launches a major national interfaith prayer

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kashmirINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE - We announce a major national prayer to be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016: all the Bishops, all the priests, religious and laity, will animate Masses, liturgies, vigils and prayers for the good of the nation. We call on all men and women of good will to join us and pray for our beloved country, invoking...

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AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Christian and Islamic NGOs together to promote peace

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banguiINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - "Interfaith Partnership for the consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic (CIPP)". This is the name of a joint project funded by a group of Christian and Islamic NGOs to support the peace process in the African country that is making significant progress to exit the Civil War. The CIPP is sponsored...

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Dialogue as a Path for Mutual Understanding and Peace between Christianity and Buddhism

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buddhismINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - The Asian Synod emphatically stated that interreligious dialogue is "particularly important in Asia, home to many world religions." 1 This is true. Today, Christians in Asia cannot think of God without dialoguing with other religions. 2 This holds particularly true for Myanmar, which is predominantly a Buddhist country...

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Bishop urges Indian youth to promote 'interreligious dialogue'

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india.JPGINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - The head of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop Hendry D'Souza of Bellary, has raised his voice about the necessity of religious tolerance and interreligious dialogue in India. “Social amity should not be the responsibility of the government alone, rather all citizens of the country have a bounden...

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12, Presentation of PISAI and "Violence and Non-Violence in the Islamic Tradition"

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pisaiINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016. 9.00 Welcome by Rev. Valentino Cottini, President of PISAI. Presentation of PISAI by Rev. Diego Sarrió Cucarella MAfr. History, Aims, Programme of Studies. 10.30     Break...

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Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

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papa kiril previewINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met in Havana, Cuba on Friday (12 Feb) to sign an historic joint declaration.Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship...

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Pope Francis on Sunday became the third pope to visit Rome's synagogue in a sign of continuing Catholic-Jewish friendship.

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papa sinagogaINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - During the visit that featured welcome speeches by prominent members of Rome's Jewish community and a speech by the Pope, Francis greeted a number of people including several Holocaust survivors. Pope Francis recalled the tragedy of the Holocaust and  paid  tribute to the over  2000 Jews who were...

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