Convening 16 May 2024 Rome
Global Catholicism and Religious Pluralism
Sala Curci - Georgetown University Rome Office, Villa Malta

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The round table will present the preliminary research of the working group on Catholicism and Pluralism as a component of the comparative project on the theologies and practices of religious pluralism within the Abrahamic traditions. Since Vatican II, the Catholic Church has opened itself to a sincere dialogue with other religious traditions in the universal search for truth and for the common good. The historical encounter between Pope Francis and Sheikh Imam Al-Tayeb lies at the heart of an aspirational pluralism, which the Catholic Church has embraced as one of its key drivers. In this context, the Catholic Church’s role as a vector for pluralistic discourse is more crucial than ever in the current global landscape threatened by instability and the instrumentalization of faith to promote division. The round table will discuss how the V-Theo project will showcase the Catholic Church’s positioning in a global context and how interfaith and intrafaith discourse are central to the Catholic mission.



Giancarlo Bosetti, Executive Chair, Reset DOC

Jocelyne Césari, Chair of Religion and Politics at the University of Birmingham and Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

José Casanova, Emeritus, Sociology and Theology, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace,  and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Peter Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University

Kristina Stöckl, Full Professor of Sociology at LUISS Guido Carli University

Alessandra Trotta, Moderator of the Waldensian Board


Moderator: Debora Tonelli, Georgetown University Representative in Rome, Villa Malta


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Event begins at 16:30 Rome time 

Address: Via di Porta Pinciana 1, 00187, Rome




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