Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Religions through a Latin-American Lens

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This article reflects on how theology of religions needs to focus on two aspects when speaking of religious pluralism: the ability and capacity of religious groups to dialogue, and the challenges of human rights and inclusiveness. From the Latin-American theological context, the research was formulated around three topics: (i) the public importance of religion in both building peace as well as the promotion of justice, taking into account the importance of mysticism and otherness in the ecumenical formation of spiritualties and how they affect religious and social processes, allowing the emergence of new utopian, democratic and meaningful perspectives; (ii) the necessity of reshaping the theological lens with an intentional starting point in the realities of afro-indigenous cultures; and (iii) the contribution of feminist liberation theology to the debate of religious pluralism.

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Cf. Claudio de Oliveira Ribeiro, ‘Novos Desafios para um Novo Milênio: reflexões em torno da teologia e da pastoral latino-americanas’, Perspectiva Teológica 72 (1995).

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Vigil, Teologia do Pluralismo Religioso, 235.

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