Five Types of Interreligious Dialogue
- Informational: Acquiring of knowledge of the faith partner’s religious history, founding, basic beliefs, scriptures, etc.
- Confessional: Allowing the faith partners to speak for and define themselves in terms of what it means to live as an adherent.
- Experiential: Dialogue with faith partners from within the partner’s tradition, worship and ritual – entering into the feelings of one’s partner and permitting that person’s symbols and stories to guide.
- Relational: Develop friendships with individual persons beyond the “business” of dialogue.
- Practical: Collaborate to promote peace and justice.