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Pope on Interreligious dialogue: Foster respect and friendship
Speaking to the participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Pope Francis underlined the importance of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions.
Pope Francis listed among top '50 Most Influential Jews'
Pope Francis was listed among the 50 most influential Jews in the United States. The list was published by Jewish Daily Forward, which is an American publication.
Pope Francis on Kristallnacht: Jewish people ‘big brothers’ of Catholics
“We renew our closeness and solidarity to the Jewish people, our big brothers, and pray to God that the memory of the past and of the sins of the past helps us to be always vigilant against every form of hate and intolerance.”
Cardinal Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, President of the USCCB, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.
Benedict XVI Made 'Decisive Contribution' to Interreligious Dialogue
Cardinal Tauran Pays Tribute to Pope Emeritus at Book Launch chronicling the pontiff's contribution to interreligious relations.
Catholic Church has Strong Collaboration with WCC, says Cardinal Koch
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened on in Busan, Korea, with the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.” The opening service of common prayer on the first day of the assembly honoured diverse faith traditions from around the world.
Pope meets Rome Jews, commemorates deportations to Auschwitz
At a meeting with members of Rome's Jewish community, Pope Francis denounced anti-Semitism and recalled the 1943 deportation of more than 1,000 of the city's Jews to the most notorious Nazi death camp -- an incident that has proven a major source of tension between the papacy and Jewish leaders.
Pope Francis Meets with Syrian Greek-Orthodox Patriarch
Pope Francis met with Patriarch Youhanna X Yazigi, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East,and discussed the continuing suffering of Christians in the nation of Syria.The situation is of particular difficult for the Patriarch whose brother was one of two bishops kidnapped in Syria.
Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka make history in the Vatican
Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, sharing all meals, including on two Jewish festivals and the Sabbath at which the Rabbi said prayers in Hebrew, and discussing what more they can do together to promote dialogue and peace in the world.
Pope Francis meets with His Holiness Moran Baselios Marthoma Paulose II of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Work together to overcome the “culture of clashes” and make way for a “culture of encounter” was Pope Francis' wish to His Holiness in their September 5th audience.
USCCB mourns the loss of Christian Brother Jeff Gros, ecumenical leader, who died at age 75
Christian Brother Jeffrey Gros, a leader in the ecumenical movement and former official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died Aug. 12 at age 75. For more than a year, he struggled with pancreatic cancer.
Bishop Madden speaks of the future of the Ecumenical Movement in America Magazine
Where is the Holy Spirit leading us in the ecumenical movement? Bishop Denis Madden reflects prayerfully on the new springtime he sees emerging gradually, quietly and peacefully.
Christian Churches Together Publish Pastoral Letter on Christians in Egypt
Leaders of Christian Churches Together in the USA witness with great concern the escalation of violence against Christians in Egypt.
Bishop Madden urges 'culture of encounter' among Catholics, Lutherans
Citing the words of Pope Francis, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs called for a "culture of encounter" among Catholics and Lutherans during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's churchwide assembly in Pittsburgh.
Christian Churches Together has released a response to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," on the 50th anniversary of its writing. This important letter and CCT's response address the problem of racism within our society and communities. View our full package consisting of anIntroduction Letter, a Study Guide for Catholics and the CCT Study Guide.
Midwest Muslim-Catholic Dialogue - October 2013
The Plight of Christians in the Middle East II- Statement of the Orthodox Christian- Catholic Dialogue - October 2013
Catholic-Reformed Dialogue - September 2013
Orthodox Christian- Roman Catholic Theological Consultation - June 2013
National Council of Synagogues- USCCB Dialogue- May 2013
Orthodox Union/ Rabbinical Council of America/ USCCB Dialogue - May 2013
Polish National Catholic- Roman Catholic Dialogue- May 2013
West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue - May 2013
Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue- April 2013
Understanding Islam: A Guide for Catholic Educators - Document of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue
Educating About One Another: Jewish-Catholic Dialogue by Fr. John Crossin - November 2013
Reflections on Jewish-Catholic Relations in Catholic Seminary Education Presentation given by Fr. John Crossin at the NCS-USCCB October 2013 Dialogue
Spirituality, Ministry, and Ecumenism by Fr. John Crossin - August 2013
Father John Crossin speaks at Notre Dame on "Ecumenical and Interreligious Sensitivity in Preaching" - June 2013
Speech to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Church-wide Assembly by Bishop Denis Madden- August 2013
The Current State of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs- speech of Bishop Denis Madden to the Tantur Ecumenical Institute- June 2013
Pope Francis’ Challenge: Staying Angry or Encountering Christ by Fr. John Crossin
Ecumenical and Interreligious Sensitivity in Preaching by Fr. John Crossin
Building a Culture of Encounter by Fr. John Crossin
Recent Ecumenical Firsts by Fr. Ronald Roberson
Dialogue and Building Trust After Tragedy by Dr. Anthony Cirelli
The Church Undivided- Victor Gaetan discusses Benedict XVI's ecumenical legacy in the Journal of Foreign Affairs.
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