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WCC event presents Current Dialogue as new academic journal on interreligious relations

WCC event presents Current Dialogue as new academic journal on interreligious relations

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06 February 2020

A special event on 7 February in Geneva will mark the launch of the World Council of Churches periodical on interreligious relations Current Dialogue as an academic journal for researchers, students, interfaith practitioners, and all those interested in the study of religions.

Current Dialogue thereby becomes the third WCC academic journal to be produced by publishers Wiley, alongside The Ecumenical Review and International Review of Mission.

“It is my hope that in the years to come, the new Current Dialogue will offer a theologically vibrant and contextually grounded platform for debate on issues at the heart of interreligious engagement from an ecumenical perspective,” writes WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a foreword to the first issue of Current Dialogue in its new format.

The launch will be preceded by a Round Table on “Rethinking Interreligious Engagement in a Wounded World.” This will explore questions such as whether interreligious engagement can be “business as usual” in a world marked by division and destruction.

For its first issue as an academic journal, Current Dialogue focuses on the theme “In Honesty and Hope: Rethinking Interreligious Engagement for our Times.”

It is available in print and online (articles may be consulted freely online until the end of February 2020)

 

Launch event live-streaming link

More information about Current Dialogue

WCC’s work on interreligious dialogue