World Council of Churches: Dialogue with People of Living Faiths
The desire of the World Council of Churches to open a dialogue with Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and Muslims resulted in the 1971 Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies (DFI) program. This program supports interreligious multi-lateral and bi-lateral dialogue with partners of different faiths. This collection details the various meetings at which such dialogues were organized.
This collection contains papers presented at the Ajaltoun Consultation in 1970, correspondence written by Stalnely J. Samarth and S.W. Ariarajah and various documents and papers related to Samartha’s study on “The Word of God and the Living Faiths of Men”. Also included are various preparatory documents and press releases that describe the World Conference of Religions for peace and documents that provide information on the various Multifaith consultations, including the Christian-Hindu dialogue, the Christian-Muslim dialogue and the Christian-Buddhist dialogue.