Documents on Interreligious Dialogue
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Documents from the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue

 

At the 34th General Congregation, in the document "Our Mission and Interreligious Dialogue" , the Congregation delegates recommended that Fr. General set up a Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue within the ambit of the Roman Curia. On 29 June 1996, in a letter to the whole Society, the General announced the creation of this secretariat. This newsletter, Jesuits in Dialogue, is a vital part of this ministry. The Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue can be contacted at: Jesuit Curia, C.P. 6139, 00195 Roma Prata, Italy; tel. (39-6) 689.77.568; fax: 687.5101; email: dialogue@sjcuria.org

Below is an electronic archive of issues of Jesuits in Dialogue. You will also find contact information in these issues if you wish to subscribe personally.

Jesuits In Dialogue Issue 1 Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 5
Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 2 Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 6
Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 3 Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 7
Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 4 Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 8
-- Jesuits in Dialogue Issue 9

 

Symposium on the Trinity in Christian Muslim Dialogue
The meeting of Jesuits among Muslims that took place at La Baume in Aix-en-Provence, France, concentrated on the theme of the Trinity in light of the encounters between Christianity and Islam. We have made available an electronic version of the papers for the consideration of Jesuits, and their Christian and Muslim colleagues and friends, as a contribution to the ongoing dialogue of faith among monotheists in today's world.

The Second Colloquium of Jesuits in Jewish-Christian Dialogue
The days of the colloquium were spent listening to Jewish leaders reflect on the colloquium theme of "The Signifigance of the State of Israel for Contemporary Judaism and Jewish-Christian Dialogue" and Jesuits discussing among ourselves the implications of the presentation for their own involvement in the dialogue. The Secretariat has placed on-line the addresses given at the colloquium.

Jesuits Studying Islam Meet in Istambul
In September 1998, 15 young Jesuits in various stages of Islamic studies came together at the Dominican Convent in Istanbul.  They exchanged information concerning their work, their past and present involvement with Muslims, and their spiritual and academic goals.  The Secretariat has placed on-line the addresses given at the meeting.

Developments in Interreligious Dialogue with Muslims
Tom Michel, S.J.
highlights three aspects regarding interreligious dialogue with Muslims. First, he identifites the Catholic Church's stance on dialogue, describing the numerous efforts on the part of John Paul II to meet and dialogue with Muslims, in light of the Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate. Second, he offers his own examples of how critical it is to begin dialogue by building a foundation of trust. Finally, he describes some of the geopolitical realities that paradoxically weaken dialogue, yet make dialogue all the more urgent. In concluding, he highlights a number of ways in which Muslim-Christian relations and dialogue have been fostered in the U.S.A. since September 11, 2001.

Toward a Dialogue of Libration With Muslims
In response to his experience in Muslim-Christian dialogue in Asia, Tom Michel, S.J., focuses on the issue of the Qur'anic teachings about compassion for and care of the poor in our midst.  He identifies important Islamic virtues, such as faith, generosity, effective concern for the poor, patience in times of distress, and fidelity.  He describes ways in which each Muslim is called to help the needy through almsgiving and Zakat; giving concrete examples of Islamic charitable works on behalf of the structurally poor:  orphans and widows, refugees  and victims of disasters. 

Creating a Culture of Dialogue: Methodology of Interrligious Dialogue
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

Dialogue in the Context of Consecrated Life: Working with Others for Justice and Peace
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

Towards a Pedagogy of Religious Enounter
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response....

Ten Steps to Peace
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

Christian Reflections on a Qur'anic Approach to Ecology
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response......

The Trinity as Radical Monotheism
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

Islamic Revival and Its Implications for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

The Prophets: A Blessing for humankind
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Cooperation in the Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Tom Michel S.J. wrote his article in rsponse.....

Christian-Muslim Relations: Are we missing the real story?
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.......

Christian-Muslim Relations after the Terrorist Attacks
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response.....

God’s People Amidst All of God’s People: Ecumenism and the Challenge of Religious and Cultural Plurality
Tom Michel, S.J. wrote his article in response....

 


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