Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations



Ecumenism is the movement among Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Churches towards Christian unity. View Ecumenism Page

Interfaith Relations

The Church urges us with prudence and love to enter into discussion and collaboration with members of other religions. View Interfaith Relations Page

  • Vatican document on Jewish-Christian relations issued 10 Dec 2015 by the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews. It bears the title 'The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable' (Rom 11:29): A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of 'Nostra Aetate' (no. 4).View a summary

  • Commemorative Video on the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate 

  • 'Get to Know the Neighbours' - a pastoral strategy to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate  

Documents on Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue

In November 2015, the World Council of Churches published "Called to Dialogue Interreligious and Intra-Christian Dialogue in Ecumenical Conversation, A Practical Guide"

Read the Document here.

June 28 2016 will be the 5th anniversary of the short but significant document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct” issued by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance.
Its purpose is to encourage churches, church councils and mission agencies to reflect on current practices and to use these recommendations in their witness amongst those of different religions or no particular religion. This anniversary is an opportunity to revisit these guidelines and reaffirm them in our own circumstances. The document can be accessed here.


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Phone 02 9847 0000
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