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.”
The leaders of 6 religions in Hong Kong are in Rome this week to mark the 40th anniversary of an organization dedicated to improving interreligious ties. Pope Francis met the “Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong” briefly on the sidelines of his Wednesday General Audience. He told them: “Upon all of you I invoke joy and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you!”
The annual meeting with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches was held in Rome from 10-11 January. Staff of both the PCID and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches participated.
Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Christian representatives had participated in a conference on Tuesday organised by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Pope Francis on Wednesday briefly met a delegation of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who participated in a one-day conference in the Vatican, and another group of Buddhist monks from Thailand.
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) (Amman, Jordan) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) (Vatican City), held their fifth Colloquium in Amman on 9 and 10 May 2018.
The Vatican has sent a message to Jains across the world wishing them on their most important festival and urging their collaboration to “foster non-violence in families to nurture peace in society.” The Vatican cites the Jain sloka, ahimsa paramo dharma, there is no righteousness higher than non-violence.
Celebrating Mercy with Believers of Other Religions is a concise and simple compendium, edited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, mainly addressed to Bishops’ Conferences and through them, to all Catholics. At the same time, we would be pleased if this proves useful to believers of other religions.