Interreligious Dialogue on Global Issues
This curricular module explores how interreligious dialogue can address pressing social and political issues, highlighting the creative potential of working across religious and cultural differences. Chapters from Power: Divine and Human: Christian and Muslim Perspectives [PDFs] explore Christian and Muslim perspectives on power through analysis of foundational religious texts. The book is based on the Sixteenth Building Bridges Seminar [video], a convening of scholars who explored power in Christianity and Islam.
Below, you can explore more resources on interreligious dialogue on global issues, including an expanded module guide, with additional materials on practical and theological approaches to interreligious dialogue.
These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:
- interreligious dialogue as a tool for peacebuilding, social justice, and service [“Interreligious Dialogue as a Form of Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine,” video; Vita essay, Berkley Forum; Hussain essay, Berkley Forum; Halloran essay, Berkley Forum; “Pluralism in Practice,” video; Nxusani essay, Berkley Forum]
- the role of interreligious dialogue in higher education [Hollenbach article, PDF]
- theological perspectives and approaches to interreligious dialogue, including Christian-Muslim dialogue on power, inequality, and freedom [“Pope Francis and the Future of Interreligious Dialogue,” video; “The Catholic Church’s Contribution to Christian-Muslim Dialogue,” video]
Instructors are encouraged to look through topics below [videos/PDFs/articles] and adapt these questions to their needs.