Fratelli Tutti 271: Religions At The Service Of Fraternity In Our World

A shirt final eighth chapter looks at Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our World. Pope Francis suggests that the commonality of the varieties of religious belief is that human beings are part of the family of God. If we believe that across the human race we share the same stance before God, that is worth making a foundation to move forward in a communion with one another regardless of creed.

271. The different religions, based on their respect for each human person as a creature called to be a child of God, contribute significantly to building fraternity and defending justice in society. Dialogue between the followers of different religions does not take place simply for the sake of diplomacy, consideration or tolerance. In the words of the Bishops of India, “the goal of dialogue is to establish friendship, peace and harmony, and to share spiritual and moral values and experiences in a spirit of truth and love”. [Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Response of the Church in India to the Present-day Challenges(9 March 2016)]

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