Five Types of Interreligious Dialogue

  1. Informational: Acquiring of knowledge of the faith partner’s religious history, founding, basic beliefs, scriptures, etc.
  2. Confessional: Allowing the faith partners to speak for and define themselves in terms of what it means to live as an adherent.
  3. 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.
  4. Relational: Develop friendships with individual persons beyond the “business” of dialogue.
  5. Practical: Collaborate to promote peace and justice.

 

 

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