Church Resources

On this page, you can find links to important Church documents regarding other faith traditions.

Second Vatican Council

Unitatis Redintegratio

In this document, the Catholic Church makes clear how it relates to other Christians in the world.

Nostra Aetate

In this document, the Church affirms the truth in non-Christian religions and discusses how it relates to them.

Papal Documents and Initiatives

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Here, you can see current initiatives in promoting Christian unity made by the Vatican.

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue

Here, you can see current initiatives in interreligious relations made by the Vatican.

Ut Unum Sint

In this document, Pope St. John Paul II reaffirms the Church’s commitment to ecumenism made in Unitatis Redintegratio, and elaborates on what that means.

Laudato Si

In this document, which is about the Church’s environmental teaching, Pope Francis cites a Muslim spiritual writer, Ali al-Khawas. This shows that the Church takes seriously its commitment to seeing the good in other religions.

USCCB Resources

To see their whole webpage on Ecumenism and Interreligious Relations, click here.

For a focused USCCB page on ecumenism, click here.
On the sidebar, you can see relations with various Christian traditions.

For a focused page on interreligious relations, click here.
For USCCB webpages on various traditions, click the links below.
Judaism
Islam
Buddhism
Hinduism
Sikhism

For a link on the USCCB’s interreligious work, click here.