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Pope to 138 Islamic scholars, continue dialogue on the basis of respect of the person
In a letter signed by Cardinal Bertone, Benedict XVI expresses his appreciation for the initiative by the Muslim scholars, inviting its initiator and a delegation of signatories to the Vatican. Jointly, both sides must promote mutual respect and acceptance amongst the younger generations.
04/11/2008 PHILIPPINES – VATICAN
Muslim woman at the Vatican to promote Islamic-Christian dialogue
Amina Rasul set up an NGO that operates in favour of the population of Mindanao, long suffering from war and violence. Peace, progress and democracy are the values on which coexistence between religions can be built.
“We shall certainly respond to the letter by the 138 Muslim scholars,” says Cardinal Tauran
The president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue says that the letter contains “new elements” and is “a positive signal” to be taken up.
No understanding of man if God is denied, says Pope
During a visit to the Pontifical Gregorian University, Benedict XVI speaks again on the need for modern culture to acknowledge that answers to questions about the meaning of life are found in being open to the transcendental. It is this openness that provides the means to infuse society with ethical values. He also stresses the need "to avoid any ambiguity" in relations to other religions.
Christians and Buddhists should teach good stewardship of the earth
The Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue issues a statement on the occasion of Vesakh. In it calls on Christians and Buddhists to promote in the world a culture of respect for creation, one that focuses on sustainable development and climate change.
“The various religions must engage in a dialogue that is truly open-minded, says Mgr Dabre
On the occasion of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, the Indian bishop reiterates the need for a “dialogue between religions” that is “truly open-minded.” Mother Teresa and Pope Benedict XVI are examples to follow in order to advance inter-faith “harmony.”
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