Since the second half of the twentieth century interreligious dialogue has become one of the leading trends in Christian theology. How does interfaith dialogue work and what makes it effective? What are the “dos and don’ts” of a fruitful exchange of religious views and opinions, and what are the perspectives of Bahá’í–Christian cooperation in the field?
In this program one of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue from a Catholic perspective, Professor Leonard Swidler, shares his experiences and insights in developing mutual religious understanding and appreciation, discusses the rules of interreligious dialogue laid down in his Interfaith “Decalogue,” and deliberates on the future of globalism and religion.
The interview with Prof. Leonard Swidler is conducted by Dr. Mikhail Sergeev, co-chair of the Department of Religion, Theology, and Philosophy at the Wilmette Institute.