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Reach Out together

Encountering Other Faith Traditions

To reach out to other faith traditions, we begin by cultivating an attitude of sincerely, humility, kindness, and respect.  This prepares us for relationship-building and dialogue rooted in the ability to listen.  As we seek to encounter our brothers and sisters of other faith traditions, the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs offers resources to guide us, including ideas for how Christians can pray together and a program for intergenerational interreligious dialogue.

 


FRIENDSHIP AS THE FOUNDATION OF DIALOGUE

Bishop Dennis Madden explores the importance of building relationships with members of other Christian traditions.

 


3 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL DIALOGUE

Conducting a successful dialogue involves having an attitude of fairness, sincerity, and humility, reaching out to one another, and possessing a spirit of mutual kindness, understanding and respect.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING

Not speaking but listening is the key element in dialogue. Listening shows respect. If we listen, we learn.

 


PRAYING TOGETHER ECUMENICALLY

The search for Christian unity is rooted in praying together. Here are some ideas on how Christians can draw closer through prayer.

 


GENERATIONS OF FAITH: INTERRELIGIOUS, INTERCULTURAL, INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE

This video and accompanying manual contains detailed recommendations for organizing a day-long program in which young people and more experienced participants from different religious traditions gather to learn from one another.
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