Shaking the sand, Perils of Evangelizing in our Age
To my understanding an authentic ecumenism is where we each try to learn as much as we can about other people's religions and practices, first by fully living and understanding our own, then by reading, discussing and building friendships with others that are different. When I say " learn about others religions" I don't just mean to read polemical refutations but to read stuff about other religions by those who actually live them. We can't really evangelize or build friendships if we don't seek to truly understand where others are coming from.

If anything this sincere desire to understand the other was a positive fruit of Vatican II, but the dangers are grave for those who are not secure in their own Christian Faith. Tread carefully.

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Re: Shaking the sand, Perils of Evangelizing in our Age - by formerbuddhist - 03-27-2017, 04:52 PM

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