Sun, November 4th, 12:15 PM
01:45 PM

Unity of God and Unity in God: Shi'a Muslims and Catholics in Dialogue

Room 704
This panel introduces the experience of international interfaith dialogue as lived in the last few years by Shi’a Muslims and Catholics. It encompasses three levels: A Dialogue of Life as a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood emerged from mutual visits and deeper friendships. A Dialogue of Spirituality drawn from the spiritual experiences of unity of Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, and of Shi’a spirituality. A Dialogue of Theological Encounter at the Sophia University Institute in Italy. Special attention will be given to the recent Summer Institute held in Italy, in which 40 students from the two communities participated.