Category Archives: Interreligious dialogue, Melbourne

1958-2003, “A Long Journey”

“A Long Journey”,  It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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LES CHAKRAS ; UNE EXPLICATION CHRÉTIENNE Jean-Robert Dupuche jeandupuche@gmail.com http://www.johndupuche.com Je tiens à remercier Prof. Jean-Marie Gueullette, Directeur, Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Éthique, Lyon Catholic University, de m’avoir invité à rédiger ce texte. TABLE DES MATIERES Introduction Les six chakras Sur la source … Continue reading

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The Qur’an: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an In preparation for the discussion, we were provided with excerpts from the chapter ‘Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ’ in Abdullah Saeed, Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-first-century, a contextualist approach, … Continue reading

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The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an

The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an Part A The phrase “Word(s) of God” (Kalam Ullah) occurs in the following verses: Praenotanda ‘Word’ The root QAL can mean just ‘words’ or ‘God’s words’ or ‘Word’ of God. (Kalam Ullah) It can be … Continue reading

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Original sin and māyā: are they the same?

Original sin and māyā: are they the same?                     This is an important question. Is sin or māyā a matter of will or knowledge, of disobedience or ignorance? Christian theology emphases … Continue reading

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Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic

C, Mary, Mother of God a                           Mother of the Church As for Mary, she treasured all things things and pondered them in her heart.     Luke 2.19 Spirit! You brooded over the deep                                     and the world … Continue reading

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Index: Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic

Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic 1993/1994 INCARNATION Preparation The purposes of God B, Advent 1                            Jesus returns B, Advent 1                            Jesus is Lord Prolegomena of the Incarnation B, Advent 2                            Christ and the Angels B, Advent 2                            Jesus the … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, Report to Archbishop Little

Most Rev. T.F. Little,  Archbishop of Melbourne,  31 December 1987, Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the value … Continue reading

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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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Hindu-Catholic Interfaith Relations and World Peace.

Hindu-Catholic Interfaith Relations and World Peace. Rev. Dr. John Dupuche, Chair, Catholic Interfaith Committee The relationship of the Catholic Church to the vast world of Hindu thought has changed enormously in recent times. The watershed in this relationship, like in so … Continue reading

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Bathing in the Ganges, at the Great Kumbhamela

Bathing in the Ganges. It was at Devipatan, in northern India near the Nepalese border. They were a group led by Matsyendranath, a Russian yogi who lives in Sydney and who had invited me to join his group of Russian … Continue reading

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“Renewing Christian Anthropology in Terms of Kashmir Shaivism”,

The following article John Dupuche was published in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2004 “Renewing Christian Anthropology in Terms of Kashmir Shaivism”. Rev. Dr. John Dupuche was Pastor of Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point, Melbourne. He is senior lecturer at the … Continue reading

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“‘Jesus is the Christ.’ (Acts 9.22) Can Jesus be called Shiva?”

The following article by John R. Dupuche was published in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2003.  “‘Jesus is the Christ.’ (Acts 9.22) Can Jesus be called Shiva?” in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2003.  Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is Pastor … Continue reading

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Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi

  Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi Prelude             The seventh and eighth centuries CE allowed easy converse between Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It was only with the subsequent involvement of the state with religious questions that these … Continue reading

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude

 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude by Rev. Dr John Dupuche The following pages show both the fundamental attitude of the Catholic Church towards Islam and the manner in which this attitude is being lived out in practice … Continue reading

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‘Discipleship’ in Islam and Christianity, a discussion

The figures of Muhammad and Jesus are very different. So too is the nature of discipleship in Islam and Christianity. See Reflections on discipleship in the Qur’an,                           … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony Accord, speech in Parliament House, Melbourne

Speech by John Dupuche on the occasion of the signing of the Living in Harmony Accord, in Queen’s Hall, Parliament of Victoria, 30 March 2005 At the conclusion of Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on the first anniversary of 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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Baha’i – Catholic Conversation on Love

Baha’i – Catholic Conversation on Love The command to love: The contending factions in Jerusalem approach Jesus as he sits teaching in the Temple and one by one they put to him questions which are designed to disgrace him in … Continue reading

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My ashram near Melbourne, some photos

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Interfaith Pilgrimage to India, 2016, as reported in asianews.it

The following three reports of our pilgrimage were printed in asianews.it which publishes in English, Chinese, Japanese and Italian. INDIA – AUSTRALIA India-Australia interfaith pilgrimage, to reinvigorate the dialogue between faiths Nirmala Carvalho Australian religious leaders arrive tomorrow in the Indian capital. … 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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2005, ‘The Doctrine of recognition (pratyabhijñā) and interfaith dialogue’ in Samarasya, Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy and Interreligious dialogue – in Honour of Bettina Bäumer.

‘The Doctrine of recognition (pratyabhijñā) and interfaith dialogue’ in Samarasya, Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy and Interreligious dialogue – in Honour of Bettina Bäumer, Sadananda Das, and Ernst Fürlinger, (eds). Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp.431-440. From the introduction: “This paper … Continue reading

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2012, John R. Dupuche, and Yasser Soliman. ‘Muslim-Catholic Relations in Australia, with special reference to Melbourne 1995 – 2010,’

John R. Dupuche, and Yasser Soliman. ‘Muslim-Catholic Relations in Australia, with special reference to Melbourne 1995 – 2010,’ in Catholics and Catholicism in Contemporary Australia. Abe Ata (ed.). Melbourne: David Lovell Publishing, 2012. pp. 52-65. Dupuche, John R. (95%) and … Continue reading

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