A Roman Catholic Cardinal attending an interfaith conference in Nairobi highlighted some of the genuine differences among religious traditions. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, said it is unrealistic to live as if there was only one global faith.
“Partners in the dialogue must be open to talk about those issues not often put on the table: religious liberty, freedom of conscience, reciprocity, conversion, religious extremism,” said Tauran in Nairobi, where he was attending a four-day interreligious meeting.
The meeting in Kenya is one of a series of interfaith gatherings that take place every five years. Attendees included representatives of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i and African Traditional religious communities.
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(Ecumenical News International)