Religious Pluralism and the Campus Community:
The Lived Experience of Nostra Aetate




With commentary from Fr. William Verbryke SJ, Trustee since 2011 and Fr. Michael Graham SJ and Xavier's chief mission officer and faculty and student representatives. (The Introduction can be read here.)


The Service of Faith in a Religiously Pluralistic World
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.

You Can't Be a Catholic University If You Are Not Ecumenical Fr. John Jenkins
Information on Nostra Aetate

Reflection Questions

In what ways do I believe a religiously pluralistic campus community enriches the student learning experience at Xavier?

Muslim chaplain Salih Yucel stated that, "The goal of interfaith dialogue and collaboration between different peoples is to explore new dynamics that will benefit all humanity."
How have I explored 'new dynamics' with people different from myself? To what benefit?

It has been said that Pope Francis' core signature phrase is "culture of encounter." In this context, he reasons that "If we are genuinely attentive in listening to others, we will learn to look at the world with different eyes and come to appreciate the richness of human experience as manifested in different cultures and traditions. We will also learn to appreciate more fully the important values inspired by Christianity."
What important values might we more fully appreciate if we listen to others?

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