Global Catholicism and Religious Pluralism

Vatican Dome

May 16, 2024
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar and Georgetown University Rome Office, Villa Malta

This Theologies and Practices of Religious Pluralism project roundtable will present the preliminary research of its working group on Catholicism and Pluralism as a component of the comparative project on the theologies and practices of religious pluralism within the Abrahamic traditions. Since Vatican II, the Catholic Church has opened itself to a sincere dialogue with other religious traditions in the universal search for truth and for the common good. The historical encounter between Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb lies at the heart of an aspirational pluralism, which the Catholic Church has embraced as one of its key drivers. In this context, the Catholic Church’s role as a vector for pluralistic discourse is more crucial than ever in the current global landscape threatened by instability and the instrumentalization of faith to promote division. The roundtable will discuss how the V-Theo project will showcase the Catholic Church’s positioning in a global context and how interfaith and intrafaith discourse are central to the Catholic mission.

This event is co-sponsored by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, Reset Dialogues, and Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs with support from the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California.

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