//A journey into the heart of the ‘religious other’

A journey into the heart of the ‘religious other’

My Superiors missioned me to ‘Apostolate among Muslims’. This mission placed on me a twofold responsibility: explore, find and establish contacts with Muslims in order to help them understand the Church and her love for Muslims, and help Christians who prepare for ministries in the Church to recognise the importance of dialogue with Muslims. With Pope Francis leading the universal Church in his efforts to broaden and deepen contacts with Muslims as a model par excellence, it is certainly a kairos moment for us to launch out into the deep in dialogue initiatives with Muslims. In this short article, I share the two most important challenges in teaching Islam and Christian-Muslim relations in the centres of theology in India.

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The interviewer is the Director of Vidyajyoti Centre for Christian-Muslim Relation at Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi.