Changing the Present, Dreaming the Future

A Critical Moment in Interreligious Dialogue

Edited by: Hans Ucko, Charlotte Venema, Ariane Hentsch

In an unprecedented way in recent years, in numerous parts of the world, many societies have been marked by tension and conflict between and within religious communities, yet, where mechanisms for dialogue and encounter exist, there is a greater possibility of fostering deeper knowledge and awareness among people of different religions. Good neighborliness grows and thrives where there is mutual acceptance and mutual respect, thus in June 2005, the World Council of Churches organized the "Critical Moment in Interreligious Relations and Dialogue" conference, facilitating reflection on future orientations in interreligious dialogue. This book shares the highlights of the conference, presenting the plenary speeches and a compilation of the working group reports, as well as a summary of the answers from participants to a survey made before the conference. The book includes a study guide meant for practical use in the local community. It examines issues raised at the conference, gives background information, and thoughts for reflection.

154 pages

Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825414903