On Monday 22 July 2019, AIS was lucky sufficient to host Professor Francis X. Clooney from Harvard Divinity Faculty. Clooney engaged with the subject of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam on the Crossroads”, which was based mostly on non secular communities and their function in a contemporary society which continues to turn into an increasing number of secular.
Clooney introduced with him a wealth of information from learning Hinduism and Christianity for a few years, in addition to his expertise as a Catholic priest. He emphasised that as an alternative of retreating when confronted with secularisation, religions ought to as an alternative work collectively to share their traditions, values and customary challenges. Collectively, Clooney states that Christianity, Hinduism and Islam have many similarities, and regardless of their variations, share a standard curiosity in selling interfaith and intercultural dialogue.
Clooney touched on the intricate subjects of mystic theology, rebirth, and easy methods to research in order that we acknowledge different non secular practices and historical past. Key subjects equivalent to secularisation, pluralism, individualism, and the brand new media, have been all analysed inside a non secular framework of inclusion and sharing concepts on how we be taught.