Christian-Hindu dialogue a “moral imperative” in promoting peace

In Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Christians and Hindus are called to be a “light of peace” in order to challenge violence and hatred, a senior cardinal has said.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran heralded a new chapter in Christian-Hindu relations and said inter-religious dialogue was a “moral imperative” in his speech to a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue told delegates that religions are not the cause of violence and hatred, “but rather are part of the solutions to problems created by religious fanatics with vested interests”.

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