Fifteenth Ongoing Formation Course on Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue in Franciscan Mission

The Secretariat for Missions and Evangelisation reports that the fifteenth Course of Ongoing Formation for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue has just been completed. The course was held from 26 to 29 October 2020, via streaming. Due to the current pandemic and technology, seventeen people were able to participate continuously during these four days, enjoying excellent presentations and speakers’ contributions, as well as the input of all during the workshops.

The programme included the following topics:  The anthropological bases of dialogue, a Quranic foundation for dialogue, Christian and Islamic perspectives on dialogue, the challenges of interreligious and intercultural dialogue today, the Catholic tradition of ecumenical dialogue, attitudes in ecumenical dialogue, the challenges of ecumenical dialogue today. The participants also prayed with the Dervishes in the Spirit of Assisi.

Congratulations to the organisers and those who contributed, as well as to the very active participants.


Image: Br. Stéphane Martin-Prével, Saint Francis and the Sultan, a Model of Encounter