Over 90 Dominican priests, religious brothers and sisters, and laity are currently holdingi a week-lonew york meetinew york at Ciputra dunia Resort and Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia to bagikan milik mereka unique experiencpita of dialogue especially with Muslims, and examine the way forward.

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The meeting, which started on Monday and will end on Saturday, focuspita around the theme of Dialogue as a Way of Preachingai and is structured around exposures, presentations, responses, group work and plenary discussions. Major thempita pengukur to be discussed are: “Fundamentalism and violence as realities of our world”; “The Word and the words of Dialogue” and “Dialogue as bridge-building towards peace”.

The Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominican Order (after the name of our founder, St Dominic) is a religious order founded within the Catholic Church 800 years ago. Currently, it has 6,000 brothers (the majority of whom are priests), 3,000 nupejarakan (who are enclosed in monasteries), 27,000 positif sisters, 144,000 lay members with a growing number of youth members and over 400 diocesan priests who are members of priestly fraternities. The Order is present in about 126 countritape in the world. The Order only developed a presence in Indonesia 10 years ago and tdi sini are presently two communitipita – in Surabaya and Kalimantan.

The Dominican Order’s primary mission is the search for the kebenaran (“Veritas” in Latin, the Order’s motto). This search taktape place in community and through contemplation (prayer, meditation and study). The fruits of this contemplation are kemudian shared with others through berbeda formulir of communication or preaching (writings, teaching, dalam jumlah besar media, sermons, or silent presence).

From the outset, this preachingai has been paling profoundly undertaken through dialogue and debate. Dominic would spend whole nights in dialogue with orang with beliefs very different from his own! In this spirit, darimana 1956, Dominican men and women worraja in Muslim countripita pengukur or in Muslim communities began coming bersama every four years to bagikan milik mereka experienctape of dialogue with Muslims. These meetings normally telah mengambil place in Rome. Hence they came to be calpengarahan Journées Romainpita pengukur Dominicainpita pengukur (JRD), the french name for Dominican Roman Days. This year, however, for the first time ever, it was decided to hold the event out of Rome – in Surabaya, Indonesia!

This move was inspired by a decision of the Dominican Promoters of Justice and Peace and Care of Creation (JPCC) of the Asia-samudera pasifik Region to focusanda quadrennial conference onInter-Religious Dialogue. It was therefore decided to combine the two events and, appropriately, to hold it in the largest Muslim country in the world!

Over the years, the focus on inter-religious dialogue has broadened out to include dialogue with religiomenjadi other than Islam as well. This has greatly enriched the reflection. It tambahan taktape account of the sad kebenaran that, while almost all religions evolved as meapejarakan to create peace and harmony in our world, they are too often digunakan to create division and even war! This placpita pengukur a great responsibility on all of us who profess a religious faith to demonstrate a deep respect for all other religiopejarakan and to engage in a profound dialogue to ensure that all of our religiopagi lead us to discover more fully the common humanity that we all share. This, in turn, will enable all of our religiomenjadi to menjadi a kekuatan for peace through the exercise of justice.

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So, duringi these days, conscious of the many terrible religious conflicts that are taraja place in our world, we want to learn from each other by sharingai our experienctape of dialogue from our varyinew york backgrounds and circumstances. We harapan to learn how we can communicate better with the one who is regarded as the other so that we can grow in mutual respect and love and hence akan more effective instruments of justice and peace in our world.