AutoreD'Ambra Sebastiano
TitoloUn'esperienza di dialogo con i musulmani nelle Filippine
RivistaAd gentes
Campo TematicoInterreligiositą e Interculturalitą
Parole Chiave
Abstract A serious political and military conflict, whose remote roots lie in the history of the colonization of the Philippines, has been disturbing the relationship between Christians and Muslims on the island of Mindanao for decades. In this context, the Author in 1983 established Silsilah (chain/bond), a movement that advocates the spirituality of life-in-dialogue. Some believe that laying the emphasis on spirituality can exacerbate the contrasts between the religions; others instead think that the priority of the Philippines is of a social, as opposed to a spiritual, nature. But the path of justice and peace shall never be solid unless each party embraces the fullness of its own faith at a vital level, striving for a sharing that includes a relationship with God, others, nature and themselves. Taking concrete life as its foundation, therefore, we can clearly see that the wings of dialogue are clipped if each side has to censure something of itself when approaching it. Sincere dialogue is not possible if all religions are reduced to a single message.