What is Inter Religious Dialogue?. Dialogue ( dia and logos ) means conversation, encounter , sharing and mutual respect between individuals and groups. Dr.Ameli Defines dialogue as
Dialogue (dia and logos ) means conversation, encounter, sharing and mutual respect between individuals and groups.
“A polycentric process of exchange of experiences, knowledge, cultures and civilizations; such a dialogue is the search for solution, clarification and peace based on mutual understanding, which entails openness, progress of knowledge and peacefulness”.
There is a distinction between dialogue and conversation .While dialogue is a pre –organized intentional discussion, Conversation is a process of exchange of ideas and information without any further or previous pre-organized plan.
Inter-religious dialogue constitutes a potentially significant feature of social cohesion and stability everywhere.
There should be no superiority among the dialogue subjects because the same undermines the spirit of dialogue.