Inter-religious Dialogue Network

Welcome from the Co-ordinator

Thank you for visiting and we welcome you to this site. Here you will find information about the various activities of the Inter-religious Dialogue Network (formerly known as the Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue).

Vatican II called on all Catholics to be in dialogue with their brothers and sisters from the other Christian denominations as well as from the other religious traditions of the world. It is in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council that Australian Catholic University's Inter-religious Dialogue Network was founded. We strive to actualize the vision of Vatican II by providing a forum for theological dialogue amongst the members of different religions in Australia and Asia-Pacific.

We also aim to ensure that such dialogue will not only promote respect and understanding of the religions but also foster positive relationships amongst its members and constructive collaborations in the pursuit of justice and peace. Through the praxis of dialogue, we also seek, in the words of Pope Benedict XVI, "to discover the truth." We invite you to join in our quest for truth and share our dream for a more harmonious society.

Edmund Chia
Co-ordinator, Inter-religious Dialogue Network