Inter-religious, Inter-cultural, Inter-generational

In November 2012, the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs hosted a program called "Generations of Faith II," attended by a representative group of leaders and young adults from the Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Catholic traditions. The goal of the event was to foster a network of collaboration and establish ties of friendship by introducing members of world religions to one another's traditions. The agenda included small group discussions, prayer services, and presentations on the art of listening, respectful dialogue and interreligious cooperation. By seeking common ground while engaging in respectful conversation about our differences, we hope to foster a society of peace and mutual understanding.

On this page, we have made available the program agenda, introductory remarks by Fr. John Crossin, OSFS, our Executive Director, and the text from Auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout's keynote address. Please enjoy these resources along with others as they become available.

Generations of Faith II was the second event of its kind sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The first took place in 2010.


Agenda - Generations of Faith

Introductory remarks - The Importance of Listening by Fr. John Crossin, OSFS

Keynote address - Dialogue of Life by Auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout

Program manual

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