Daughter of St. Paul Pauline Chakkalakal, who holds a Ph.D. in Biblical theology, is a member of various Indian and international biblical and theological associations.

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Interreligious partnership: A liberating and empowering experience

For Christians in India and other parts of Asia, dialogue with people of other religions is not a debate or attempt to persuade the other person. Nor is it a forum to compare and contrast one's religion with another. Instead, it is a platform to learn from one another's religious traditions and values, insights and experiences, in a process of sharing.

Jesus as model for inter-religious dialogue

Jesus of Nazareth remains the model and inspiration for true theological discourse. Despite his Jewish upbringing, he transcended the narrow boundaries of Judaism reaching out to others outside of his own culture. By way of illustration, we cite Jesus’ prophetic stand and all-embracing mission