Vatican hosts conference on inter-religious dialogue

Vatican hosts conference on inter-religious dialogue

Catholic World News – June 22, 2016

The Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue hosted a conference on June 21 to mark the 5th anniversary of the document: “Christian witness in a multi-religious world: recommendations for conduct.”

The conference– co-hosted by the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance– drew Christian scholars and clerics along with representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, and Sikh faiths, and of African traditional religions.

The assembly ended with a consensus of support for the rights of all believers to practice and profess their faith, and the need for mutual respect and continued dialogue.

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2 comments on “Vatican hosts conference on inter-religious dialogue

  1. [We know for what the World Council of Churches stands. What about the World Evangelical Alliance?]

    Evangelical Leader Endorses Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton: “We’re Praying for Sister Hillary”


    An Evangelical Christian leader went against the grain of her religious subset’s strong pro-life stance this week and endorsed pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

    Deborah Fikes is the executive advisor to the World Evangelical Alliance, which works with churches in 129 countries to spread the Christian message.

    The Hill reports Fikes voiced her personal support for Clinton on Tuesday after a meeting between Christian leaders and likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She called Clinton “trustworthy” and Trump “un-Christian” as she gave her personal endorsement to the pro-abortion candidate.

    “Hillary Clinton is the leader who people of faith are looking for and we are praying that Sister Hillary and not Mr. Trump will be elected in November,” Fikes said. “Mr. Trump’s proposals are not just un-Christian — they’re un-American and at odds with the values our country holds dearest.”

    Fikes said she was concerned about Trump’s “intolerance” toward religious minorities, particularly Muslims.

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  2. An interesting story overshadowed by the pope’s sensationalist interview comments. Vatican II just keeps getting more interesting.

    “The camel’s nose is a metaphor for a situation where the permitting of a small, seemingly innocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable actions.

    U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater used the metaphor in expressing his opposition to the National Defense Education Act in 1958:

    This bill and the foregoing remarks of the majority remind me of an old Arabian proverb: “If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” If adopted, the legislation will mark the inception of aid, supervision, and ultimately control of education in this country by the federal authorities.”

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