The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) called for respect, understanding and dialogue with our Christian brothers and sisters, and most especially with other non-Christian religious traditions. We believe that God created each and every member of the human family out of pure love and expects that we are to love one another in the same manner, no matter the differences. We are united with our fellow Christians in a bond of unity centered on our common belief in Jesus and the values that he models for us in living our Christian lives. We are united with our non-Christian brothers and sisters in a common bond of unity centered on our common belief in our one loving God, who created us and continually sustains us as members of the human family. Such rich common bonds demand that we honor the dignity and worth of every human being. We do this best when, despite our differences, we begin to see all that we have in common, respecting, understanding, dialoguing and working together to promote the common good of the entire human family.