Other Religions

"In dialogue [with other religions] we must not be surprised, but actually expect to find God already there, and that Christ has gone before us."

“In dialogue [with other religions] we must not be surprised, but actually expect to find God already there, and that Christ has gone before us.”

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Pope’s senior advisor on interreligious dialogue, is in the UK from 12-16 June 2013 to affirm and strengthen the good interreligious relations we have in England and Wales. The Cardinal will visit a number of religious places of worship, offer prayers for peace in their different traditions and encourage working together for the common good and for a more peaceful world.

'In Their Own Words' is a podcast series where followers of the world's nine major religions talk about their faith. Each person talks about their religion in their own words, from their own perspective.

In 2011, one year after the historic visit of Benedict XVI to England and Scotland, the Bishops' Conference started a series of lectures to commemorate the interreligious gathering that took place during the Papal Visit at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham. The meeting saw representatives of many of the world's major religions gather to celebrate the contribution of people of faith to the common good.

Meeting God in Friend and Stranger is the 2009 teaching document on interreligious dialogue from the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

When Benedict XVI visited the United Kingdom in 2010, he spoke of the "spiritual riches" of other religions. Prayer can help explore and appreciate these riches in our tradition and those of others.