Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Inter-religious dialogue should promote 'intelligence of heart,' cardinal says

Catholic World News - November 19, 2013

Inter-religious dialogue should promote an “intelligence of heart” that respects the dignity of every person and the mystery of that person’s relationship with God, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran said in a November 18 presentation to an inter-religious conference in Vienna.

Cardinal Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, was addressing the inaugural meeting of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Centre for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue (KAICIID), an organization founded by Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Spain, with headquarters in Vienna. The cardinal said that “intelligence of heart” should be a goal of the new organization’s educational efforts.

Cardinal Tauran said that education should promote toleration across religious lines by showing diversity as “a richness, not as a threat.” He said that it is critically important “not to present the religion of the other in a bad light,” and “not to demean the religious conviction of others, especially when they are not present.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,134 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,866.48
55% 45%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days