Dialogue as a Means of Improving Ties Between Christians and Muslims

John Chomba Mubanga ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.8  No.3 March 2022 Issue  Article 3 pp.78-87
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2022833  |   Published online 23rd March 2022.
© 2022 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Today’s religious quandary globally suggests little doubt as to whether religious fanaticism and differences in religious ideologies are to blame for catastrophes such as war, violence, hatred, conflicts and many others. One would think that religious peace is one way to build a peaceful world but others do not perceive it as such. This study is intended to analyze and discuss scholarly views pertaining to religious dialogue. A qualitative research methodology is used to, collect primary data through observations and secondary data from many published materials on the subject matter. The findings indicated that dialogue requires a collective effort between Christians and Muslims. It allows Christians and Muslims to discover one another, as well as the positive dreams and peaceful ambitions that are all too often hidden in their hearts. Indeed, it is necessary to underline the current situation of Christianity and Islam in terms of dialogue modalities and shared values and beliefs. They will assist both religions in nurturing a welcoming attitude, openness, acceptance, respect for human dignity, and freedom, regardless of one’s beliefs or religious convictions.The author recommends that despite their differences, Christians and Muslims should respect one another and use dialogue as a technique or mechanism for conflict resolution. This piece will contribute positively towards the fight against religious intolerance, particularly between Christians and Muslims, as well as individuals of other faiths.

Keywords: Dialogue, Tolerance, Christians, and Muslims.

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Fr. John C. Mubanga (M.Afr), is a Catholic Priest with the Society of Missionaries of Africa. He is currently a visiting Priest undertaking missionary work at the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Abelenkpe – Accra, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Nkozi University in Uganda, a Diploma in Theology from Tangaza University College in Kenya, a Baccaureate (Bachelors) in Theology from Urbaniana University, Italy. He also holds a Master degree in Theology with a focus on Pastoral Theology from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He has research interests in young catechesis and dialogue with other religions among others.

Mubanga J.C. “Dialogue as a Means of Improving Ties Between Christians and Muslims,” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies, 8 no.3 (2022): 78-87.  https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.2022833

© 2022 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).