Category Archives: Interfaith prayer

Muslims and Christians praying together?

Some reflections on Muslims and Christians meditating and praying together.                         John R Dupuche, 2014 The most basic point is the meaning of the word ‘God”. In the Gospel of St … Continue reading

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Praying together? a solution to a vexed question

“Praying together: a solution to a vexed question” In short: “Does the definitive inability to express prayers together – ‘praying together’ – in fact constitute part of the solution? Is the paradox of interreligious dialogue a means of opening onto the … Continue reading

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Interfaith retreat, a new way of inter-religious dialogue

Interfaith Retreat, 7-10 March 2014 Over several years now, we have been conducting interfaith retreats where members of very different religious traditions come together. It is a form of inter-spirituality. These retreats involve times of meditation, periods of sharing, input, … Continue reading

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Interfaith Pilgrimage to India, 2016, media reports

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Report in Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, 3 March 2016

Pellegrinaggio interreligioso in India   NEW DELHI, 2. New Delhi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, infine Calcutta: sono le tappe del pellegrinaggio compiuto da un gruppo di otto fedeli australiani attraverso i luoghi sacri delle grandi religioni in India. A guidarlo padre … Continue reading

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Interfaith Ceremonies, Guidelines

The following text, Part III, was translated into about 10 languages and disseminated in the context of the World Day of Prayer at Assisi in 2011 initiated by Pope Benedict XVI.    Promoting Interfaith Relations [The first edition of these Guidelines was officially … Continue reading

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Can we pray together? An issue in interfaith relations.

The  following passage (largely drafted by John Dupuche) is from the official document of the Catholic Church in Mebourne on interfaith ceremonies entitled ‘Promoting Interfaith Relations’ published on 12 October 2009 . It recommends the silence beyond words. PART IV Praying … Continue reading

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