Benedict XVI on Unity in Diversity to Interreligious Dialogue Leaders in Jerusalem
May 11, 2009
From this perspective, dear friends, we see the possibility of a unity which is not dependent upon uniformity. While the differences we explore in inter-religious dialogue may at times appear as barriers, they need not overshadow the common sense of awe and respect for the universal, for the absolute and for truth, which impel religious peoples to converse with one another in the first place. Indeed it is the shared conviction that these transcendent realities have their source in—and bear traces of—the Almighty that believers uphold before each other, our organizations, our society, our world.