The relationships among followers of different religions have come a long way. In the early centuries of Christianity, most Christians believed that those of other faith traditions were inferior and the target of their efforts to bring them salvation. Today, there’s an acceptance that there’s truth in all the main religious traditions. Humility and openness to new experiences have allowed a growth in relationships that helps us to recognize one another as brothers and sisters in one human family. Yet it’s not without challenges! The experiences of a rabbi teaching at a German University and an Italian living in multi-religious India express the many hurdles on the path to unity. However, they each discovered that we needn’t be afraid of misunderstandings, since they serve to discover richness.
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Jonathan Lewis from Washington, D.C. and Cherylanne Menezes from Mumbai, India share their experience of the recent Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment