Monastic Interreligious Dialogue: Dialogue at the Level of Spiritual Practice and Experience

  • William Skudlarek O.S.B.Email author
Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)


This chapter provides an overview of the origins of monastic interreligious dialogue, identifies some of its major activities, including the multilingual journal Dilatato Corde and organizing meetings for interreligious dialogue such as the “Gethsemani Encounters,” “Nuns/Monks in the West,” and “Monks and Muslims,” and comments briefly on the evolution of the understanding of monastic interreligious dialogue in the light of Nostra Aetate. The author’s personal reflections as a monk and practitioner of dialogue permeate this analysis of the unique contribution monastics have made to interreligious engagement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saint John’s AbbeyCollegevilleUSA

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