New Publication: Pathways for Dialogue in the New Ecumenism
A collection of essays from an ecumenical conference in Assissi, Italy in 2012, Pathways for Dialogue is a compelling exploration of what it means for Christianity to take differences seriously in the contemporary world. Models for such dialogue illustrate a variety of pathways that move beyond the constraining requirements of orthodoxy. One example is the ministries of Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assissi which illustrate ecumenism characterized by mutual charity, dialogue and peace relations, and a praxis of presence. An account of the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan provides a liturgical ecumenical model characterized as “loose, empty, push” for interfaith interaction. While quite different forms of dialogue, these essays share the intended purpose of Christian dialogue to humanize the other and create solidarity.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Elaine Padilla