The World Council of Churches Office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue met in the Vatican to reflect on their next joint project entitled “Serving a Wounded Humanity: Towards Interreligious Solidarity.”
According to the press release, to facilitate a more profound and complete understanding of the subject, several Catholic and Protestant experts and professionals, as well as representatives of some Dicasteries of the Holy See and of Pontifical Universities, of the Diplomatic Corps, of Religious Missionaries and Christian charity organizations were invited to the meeting.
Yesterday’s “brainstorming meeting” is a first step toward a more profound reflection, which will necessarily include also the participation of experts of other religious traditions.
Both the Pontifical Council for inter-Religious Dialogue as well as the Office for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches enjoy long friendship and collaboration. They have published jointly documents that include the following subjects: Inter-Religious Marriage (1994-1997). Inter-Religious Prayer (1997-1998). African Religiosity (2000-2004; Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World (2006-2011) and Education for Peace (2017-2019). The latter was published officially in Geneva on May 21 of this year.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue met on 10 December to reflect on their next joint project entitled “Serving a Wounded Humanity: Towards Interreligious Solidarity.”