The pontiff, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and an international array of other Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Buddhist leaders gathered on Rome’s Capitoline Hill Oct. 20 to affirm their community’s commitment to peace, dialogue, fraternity and assistance to the poor and needy.
Dialogue and encounter have been two of the popular buzzwords of the Francis papacy, but for one of the pontiff’s major interreligious interlocutors, they are more than mere maxims, they are a way of life.
An interfaith Thanksgiving service in Brooklyn offered a chance for Jewish, Christian and Muslim neighbors to come together in a show of unity and mutual support, particularly in a political climate so hostile to immigrants and in light of recent anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism.
A Catholic, a Jewish, a Muslim and a Protestant leader got together at St. Francis College last week to talk about Mercy.
“We never tire of repeating that the name of God cannot be used to justify violence. Peace alone, and not war, is holy!” the pope said Sept. 20 at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi to mark the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Assisi interfaith peace gathering in 1986.
Nick Hall hopes to see 1 million Americans of all faiths come together around Jesus on the National Mall in Washington July 16. Through social media, PULSE has shared a video of Pope Francis inviting people to attend “Together 2016.”
The Shamrock and the Madonna, a discussion about the faith of the Irish and Italians, will take place at The Sheen Center, Manhattan, on Thursday evening, April 14.
In response to the acts of terrorism that killed over a hundred people in Paris on Nov. 13, people gathered in Carroll Gardens to serve as lights in the darkness.