United States: World interreligious meeting, April 26 and 27

Source: FSSPX News


Along the same lines as the interreligious meeting at Assisi (1986), the Sant’Egidio community is organizing a world meeting of religions in the United States, in collaboration with Georgetown University and the archdiocese of Washington. The central theme will be “Religion and cultures, the courage to dialogue.”

 Amongst other subjects to be tackled: the challenge of poverty in the twenty-first century, religions and pluralism in democracies, the culture of life, the threat of global pandemics, religious freedom as a right to be rediscovered, the role of sacred books in the construction of a new humanism, lay culture and great religious traditions in the face of globalization, loss of roots, etc. These themes will be debated in public.

 Among other personalities, there will be the chief rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger, the president of the University of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayib, many cardinals and patriarchs, the president of the World Methodist Council, Sunday Mbang, the president of the Protestant Federation of France (FPF) and president of the Conference of European Churches (KEK), Jean-Arnold de Clermont.