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.

How Christianity evolved from Judiasm

Part 1 – DYK how Christianity arose from a Jewish context?

Part 2 – DYK how destruction of Jewish Temple impacted Jesus’ followers?

Part 3 – DYK the beginnings of Antisemitism and its horrendous history?

Part 4 – DYK how early Christianity began to arrange and organize itself?

Reflection Questions for How Christianity evolved from Judiasm

Part 5 – DYK why Christianity grew so rapidly in the first 300 years?

Part 6 – DYK how Christianity changed as a result of Emperor Constantine?

Part 7 – DYK how the Church’s identity, structure and ritual practices changed after Constantine?

DYK how Vatican II countered over 20 centuries of Jewish persecution by Christians?

Protestant Reformation

DYK what led to the Protestant Reformation?

DYK Luther’s role in the Reformation?

DYK how Luther’s Theology Challenged the Christian Church?

DYK the Catholic Church’s response to the Reformation?

Reflection Questions for Protestant Reformation

Understanding Islam

DYK what is dialogue and how does one go about doing dialogue?

DYK why dialogue is crucial to our religiously diverse world?

Part 1 – DYK what Islam and Muslims are all about?

Part 2 – DYK what the five pillars of Islam are and how they are closely aligned to Christianity?

Reflection Questions for Understanding Islam

Part 3 – DYK the roles that Jesus and Mary play in Islamic tradition and beliefs?

Part 4 – DYK the origins of the division in Islam between Sunni and Shi’ite?

Part 5 – DYK how to discriminate between the correct understanding of Islam and the misconceptions prevalent in today’s world?


DYK the 2023 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity?

DYK about the week of Prayer for Christian Unity?

DYK the difference between Protestants’ and Catholics’ exposure to scripture?

DYK how different religions calculate time?

DYK why is fasting a spiritual exercise in various religious traditions?

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