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Saturday, August 6, 2011

What is Interfaith Dialogue?

Interfaith dialogue, to put it simply and succinctly, is a way of communication among religious communities that helps the dialogue partners understand each other’s beliefs, values and concerns. This dialogue is aimed at creating a better and more tolerant environment in pluralistic societies.

It is a nice, decent and civic way of reaching out to one’s neighbors who may not follow the same religion(s) but building bridges with them is necessary.

Contrary to what many people think or suggest, the goal of this dialogue, however, is not to eliminate differences of opinion and create a new religion, nor is it meant for seeking ways to defeat or silence others, rather, its purpose is to create mutual understanding among the adherents of different faiths and traditions so that peaceful and meaningful co-existence becomes not only a reality, but also enhanced to the fullest extent.



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