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Interreligious Dialogue

The Catholic Church’s efforts at interreligious dialogue were largely stymied until the promulgation of Nostra Aetate in 1965, a Vatican II document that reframed the Church’s relationship with non-Christian religions. Calling for an end to religious discrimination and praising the elements of truth found in non-Christian religions, the Catholic Church has sought to promote understanding and common respect for human dignity across the world’s diverse faiths. The Church has also continued to support Christian unity and ecumenical conversations among diverse Christian communities. Post-Vatican II, the Catholic Church has been an active member in interreligious conventions and efforts.


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