The ISKCON Communications Ministry hosted the Fifth Annual Vaishnava Christian Dialogue in India, December 16-18. The Dialogue is part of a global effort by the Ministry to promote understanding between members of ISKCON and other major religious communities.
The event took place at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, a Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Held on October 4th– the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – it honored the saint with the theme “Instruments of Peace,” a phrase from his famous prayer.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, drafted a message to Hindu communities world-wide on the occasion of Diwali, or Deepavali. Cardinal Tauran led the Catholic delegation to the first Hindu-Catholic Dialogue in the United States. Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON's Minister of Communications represented ISKCON at that historic event.
Participants were requested to present their international perspectives on Police Community Relations with the aim of preserving religious freedom and community safety comparing Community-Police relations across cities.
2012 Diwali message by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.
Ten representatives of Vaishnavism, and ten of the Christian faith will meet in Potomac, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C., this April 13th and 14th for the fifteenth annual Vaishnava Christian Dialogue, on the topic of “The Hidden God.”
The event took place earlier this year at Princeton University.
Representatives of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness recently attended Generations of Faith, an event sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which reached out to religious leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh traditions.
For the first time since its founding in 1987, Odyssey Networks has opened its membership to faith groups and individuals beyond the Abrahamic faith traditions, such as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
On May 2, devotees from ISKCON Bengaluru engaged in an interfaith dialogue with followers of Dr. Zakir Naik at the Salaam Center, a center for Islamic Studies in Jayanagar, Bangalore.
Members of ISKCON Phoenix were invited to the Fifth Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner in downtown Phoenix, Arizona this October. The devotees were allotted a VIP table next to the podium at the event, which was held in Hyaat’s Regency Hotel.
The Interfaith League Guesthouse offers a tourist refuge from heatwave, swarms of screaming kids, and the commercialism and indifference of New York City. Report by Anita Roberts/News.com.au