Book Discussion: The Future of Interreligious Dialogue

“The Future of Interreligious Dialogue: A Multireligious Conversation on Nostra Aetale”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Upper House
365 East Campus Mall Suite #200
Madison, WI

“The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), popularly known as Vatican II, was arguably one of the most transformative religious events of the twentieth century.” So writes UW historian, Charles L. Cohen, in a new edited volume that explores the council’s still unfolding global legacy and implications. The book offers a fresh examination of Vatican II’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. In a world of profound religious and cultural difference it engages in the interreligious challenge to create not just “a truce among [religions], but an alliance to promote human well-being and spiritual growth.”

On February 13, we’re thrilled to invite Professor Cohen, along with his co-editors Paul F. Knitter and Ulrich Rosenhagen, as well as UW-Madison senior Kyra Fox, to join us for a discussion about the book, and the landscape of contemporary interfaith dialogue in light of a remarkable moment in recent religious history.

This event is hosted in partnership with UW-Madison’s Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.

Full details and information about the speakers can be found on the official event page.