26 February 2017 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits

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Ignatian Conversations: Interfaith dialogue


How does one maintain one's faith while living in a community of diverse beliefs? In a recent address to a MAGiS gathering in Melbourne, Fr John Dupuche spoke about his own experience of living in an inter-religious community, and pondered the ways in which we can interact with people of other religions, and the different attitudes we as a society can apply to inter-religious dialogue.


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'We don't renege on our faith or our tradition - on the contrary, we become more faithful', he said. 'In fact, the differences make us perceptive to our own faith.'


Fr Dupuche said that arrogance and exclusiveness, which are often present in the Christian Church, are not Christian virtues and should be avoided when dealing with people of other religions.


Fr Dupuche recently established an interfaith household together with Swami Sannyasananda, a yogi of the Satyananda lineage, and the Venerable Lobsang Tendar, a Buddhist Gyuto monk from Tibet / Dharamsala. He is Chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has recently presented for publication a book on mantra meditation which draws together the teaching of Christianity and Kashmir Shaivism on the mantra.


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Following Jesus in post-modern Australia

A talk by Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ at the Hawthorn Parish Business Breakfast. 

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Ignatian Conversations: Br Elias Mokua Nyatete SJ

In the latest of our Ignatian Conversations podcast series, communications student Cecilia Condon interviews Br Elias Mokua Nyatete SJ about the power of the media in conflict situations.


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Ignatian Conversations: Fr Mark Raper
In the latest of our podcast series, Ignatian Conversations, Catherine Marshall talks with Fr Mark Raper, President of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania.
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Ignatian Conversations: Fr Terry Kelly
In the latest of our podcast series, Ignatian Conversations, Michael McVeigh talks with Fr Terry Kelly about evolution, the boundaries of science and faith, and his new book, Stars, Life and Intelligence: Can A Darwinian Be A Believer?
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Ignatian Conversations: The Gonzaga Network
In the latest of our podcast series, Ignatian Conversations, Catherine Marshall speaks to Jenni Hickey, the Director of Religious Formation at St Ignatius' College Riverview, and Fr Peter Hosking SJ, the Province Delegate for Social Ministries, about the recently-launched Gonzaga Network.
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