The latest issue of Current Dialogue tackles diverse themes ranging from Jain approaches to religious plurality to the elimination of nuclear weapons. Marrying theory to practice, it seeks to throw light on the foundations for interreligious engagement of particular religious traditions while also highlighting the various challenges that communities of faith face in contemporary contexts across the world.
Alongside articles which reflect on religious resources within Buddhism and Jainism, there are also articles which focus on issues with an interreligious dimension (migration in Europe) and which require a joint interreligious response (nuclear weapons).
Focussing on issues of spirituality, one of the articles touches upon the issue of monastic interreligious dialogue vis-à-vis multiple religious belonging. One aspect of this particular issue is a joint Christian-Buddhist reflection on the parable of the good Samaritan by a Christian and a Buddhist.
Current Dialogue is compiled and edited by the World Council of Churches Programme on Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation. Completing this issue is an account of how the programme envisions its future course of work, especially as it prepares to commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2021.