Michael Barnes SJ uses Ilario of Viterbo’s depiction of the Annunciation as a starting point from which to discuss whether faith is linked integrally to a particular narrative.
Michael Barnes SJ describes the way in which Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Assisi, in the footsteps of his predecessor, highlighted a continuity between the papacies of Benedict and John Paul II.
How did 9/11 affect the way in which religions talk to one another, and how can any person of faith begin to narrate the events of 9/11, personally or in dialogue with others?
When Pope Benedict met with faith leaders on the second day of his visit, he not only spoke of the shared virtues of all people of faith, but advocated ‘face to face’ engagement as an integral part of dialogue, reports Michael Barnes SJ.
Michael Barnes SJ examines the themes in Meeting God in Friend and Stranger, which reminds us that whenever we embrace the ‘atmosphere of curiosity’ that stimulates interreligious exchanges, we are participating in the very dialogue that God initiated with humankind.
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