Inter-religious dialogue: a secular challenge - di Pierluigi Consorti

I am glad to share the experience of the Master Programme on “Intercultural and interreligious conflicts management” that runs in Pisa University. The topic we have to study this afternoon is very wide. I would say a lot, but to respect the time I have chosen only few points. For Catholic Church inter-religious (and inter-cultural) dialogue is a recent challenge. The officially beginning dates back to 1965, when – at the end of the Second Vatican Council – was approved Nostra Aetate Declaration, concerning the relation of the Church to non-christian religions. Ecumenical (id est Inter-christian) dialogue was already weak: rather than dialogue, ecumenical goal was unity. Better: reach unity of all Christians confessions with Rome (Catholic church) as common head. But this is another topic. (Continua)