Interfaith Dialogue By: Celine, Kara, Brooke

Similarities and Differences of Each Religion

Nostra Aetate

Did you know?

  • It means “In Our Time" in Latin.
  • They are the first words of the declaration, which was written during the Second Vatican Council
  • It was the most far-reaching reform effort of the Roman Catholic Church in centuries
  • This declaration was promulgated on October 28, 1965 by Pope Paul VI
  • The church council thought that it was necessary to examine more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions at a time when mankind was being drawn closer together and the ties between different peoples were becoming stronger.
  • The focus of the church in this document was to promote unity and love among men, and indeed among nations, by considering above all in this declaration what men have in common and what draws them to fellowship.

Pope Francis Showing his Commitment to Interfaith Dialogue

For the first time in Vatican history, the Pope invited a Jewish rabbi and an Islamic leader as an official delegation

The Pope brings interfaith dialogue to a region plagued by atrocities committed along religious lines.

Arriving in Jordan with old friends from other faiths, Pope Francis begins his Holy Land tour with an unprecedented move. It's the first time in Vatican history that a Pope has invited a Jewish rabbi and an Islamic leader onboard an official delegation making its way to one of the world's holiest, and most contentious cities for worship in unison.

The pontiff's invitation demonstrates how "Interfaith Dialogue" - a developing conflict resolution tool - can work in a region long affected by atrocities committed along religious lines.

Golden Rule


The "Golden Rule" has been attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, who used it to summarize the Torah: "Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets" (Matthew 7:12 NCV, see also Luke 6:31).


The golden rule is usually associated with Christianity. ... Commonsensism: A version of the golden rule put into modern, non-religious terms that some people live by is, "Treat people the way you'd like to be treated". Buddhism: 560 BC, From the Udanavarga 5:18- "Hurt not others with that which pains yourself."

"What does peace, harmony and religious tolerance mean to you?"

Peace harmony and religious tolerance means to me that all individuals not matter what religion should be treated we equal right, peace and harmony. These actions result in the harmony and peace desired across the world. Religious tolerance means to me that have to tolerate other people's religions in a respectful manner. This includes not being racist, judgmental or rude to other due to what they believe in. Tolerance is defined as the fair and objective attitude toward those whose opinions and practices differ from one’s own and the commitment to respect human dignity. To me this means to simply accept others and become more respectful towards others religions.

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