In the first instalment of a three-part series, adapted from his lecture at the 2008 Living Theology summer school at Ushaw College, Paul D.
Fr Nicolás talks about how the Society and the Church can maintain a real communion, speaking, listening and improving its pastoral service, in a diverse and fast-changing world.
Fr Nicolás talks about the quest for justice, its connection with faith and spirituality, and the difference between the Western and the Eastern understanding of these issues.
In this first of three parts of an exclusive interview, Fr Nicolás talks of his desire - and the Church's call - for the Society to be both loyal and creative.
What exactly is the aim of interreligious dialogue, and what hope does it offer? Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran argues that if we are realistic about our differences and can respect the beliefs of others without compromising our own faith, believers of different backgrounds can together help to prevent the world from turning its back on God.
Daniel Madigan SJ assesses the letter to the Pope and Christian leaders from 138 Muslim scholars, and the hopes and difficulties it raises for dialogue between the two faiths
Renowned Irish ecumenist, Michael Hurley SJ, traces the ups and downs of the last hundred years and asks where our once great hopes lie today.
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