Documents on Interreligious Dialogue
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Under this heading we collect some pertinent articles, and references to other articles and books, which will be useful to readers interested in interreligious dialogue in the context of Jesuit ministries. We welcome your suggestions for more items to be listed or referred to here.

Vatican Documents on Interreligious Dialogue

This page assembles a varety of documents on interreligious dialogue issues by the Holy See.

The Thirty-Fourth General Congregation on Interreligious Dialogue

In 1995 the Thirty Fourth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus promulgated Decree Five: Our Mission and Interreligious Dialogue. This document not only recognized religious pluralism as a fact of life in our times, but also insisted that interreligious encounter and dialogue must become accepted as an integral dimension of the ministries of Jesuits and those who work with Jesuits. While only a few can be "experts" on religions and dialogue, all of us will be able to engage in interreligious communication in our daily lives, our work for justice, and in the depths of our spiritual experience. "Our Mission and Interreligious Dialogue" is therefore the guiding measure for our commitment to dialogue in the United States, even though we must find ways of implementing its ideals that are appropriate to this American culture.

Documents from the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue

Jesuit efforts in interreligious dialouge are coordinated through the Jesuit Secretariat in Rome as well as on the assistancy and province level. This page collects documents that come from that office as well as writings from the current head of the office, Fr. Thomas Michel, S.J.


Jesuit Writing on Interreligious Dialogue

Amen: Faith and the Possibility of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue Patrick J. Ryan, S.J. Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society Fordham University First McGinley Lecture by Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., and Responses by Rabbi Polish and Professor Hussain Nov 18-19, 2009.


Members of the Committee for Interreligious Dialogue and others write short articles for the National Jesuit News on interreligious dialogue. These pieces are reproduced here with full copyright permission granted by the National Jesuit News.

America Magaize is a Catholic weekly journal of news and opinions published by the Society of Jesus in the United States of America. The journal frequently features articles on interreligious dialouge. The selection of articles below are reprinted with permission of America Press, Inc. which reserves all rights.For subscription information, call 1-800-627-9533 or visit

When Muslims and Christians Marry
Rita George Tvrtkovic

Catholic Universities and Interreligious Dialogue
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B.


This is an anthology of writings on Interreligious Dialogue by individuals involved in Jesuit Apostolates:

Historic Jesuit Texts

Jesuit Relations
This site contains the beginnings of the complete English translation of The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents. Each file represents the total English contents of a single published volume. Since we have not yet installed a database for searching across files we recommend you call up each volume and use your browser to search for keywords.

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