Where: Dialogue Society, London
by Dr Michael Barnes, Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue
The Catholic relationship with people from other faith traditions changed dramatically with the Second Vatican Council in 1965. Since then inter-religious dialogue has been very much at the forefront of the mission of the Catholic Church. But this shift has not been without its tensions - both inside and outside the Church. This lecture will explore some of the issues which it raises for all people of faith.
Dr Michael Barnes lectures in interreligious relations and the theology of religions at Heythrop College in the University of London. He taught Buddhism at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome for some years and has been Director of Westminster Interfaith, an agency of the Diocese of Westminster dedicated to developing good relations between communities of faith in the London area. He lives in Southall where he runs a small inter-faith centre.