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The great faiths of the world are now talking to one another in a fashion that is new, challenging and exciting. Learn more about interfaith dialogue at Regis College's Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology.
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The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology is an effort to strengthen Regis College’s ongoing reflection on the practical relevance of the academic study of theology. Through our activities, faculty, students, academic and community partners, and the wider public will have opportunities to enter into deep dialogue about the impact of faith in society today.WHAT WE DO
Director & Scarboro Missions Chair
John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.
John Dadosky is professor of theology and philosophy at Regis College/University of Toronto since July 2001. He is author of The Structure of Religious Knowing (SUNY Press, 2004), The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty (University of Toronto Press, 2014), co-editor of four volumes of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, including Method in Theology (2017) and the final archival volume (2019). In 2018, he published Image to Insight: The Art of William Hart McNichols, which won the 2019 Arizona-New Mexico Book Award in Art. He has published numerous articles on Lonergan, bringing his thought into engagement with ecclesiology, Vatican II, and dialogue with Buddhism. He is currently the treasurer on the board of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Theological Society. He is a Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve in Toronto where he serves as a lay Catholic chaplain.LEARN MORE
Fiona Li, H.BA, M.T.S, Th.M.
Fiona Li is a PhD candidate at Regis College, specializing in feminist theology and Mariology. Her dissertation looks at the image of Mary the Pontifex and how her act of bridge-building, (specifically in Muslim-Christian dialogue, but more generally between the Divine and human) is similar to the act of bridge-building Canadian-born Chinese women participate in through their linguistic and cultural brokering. Bridge-building, regardless of whether it is between religious communities or between conversation partners, is centered on nurturing relationships and communication. And this is what Fiona believes to be one of the many roles of the Fraser Centre.LEARN MORE
Dr. Michael Stoeber
Dr. Stoeber has contributed to interreligious dialogue especially through his lectures and publications in the areas of comparative spirituality, practical theology, and religious pluralism, as well as through inter-religious art exhibits he has co-organized and to which he has contributed.LEARN MORE
The Golden Rule, known also as the Ethic of Reciprocity, is arguably the most consistent, most prevalent and most universal ethical principle in history. Many regard it as the most concise and general principle of ethics. Free downloadable resources available!LEARN MORE
Upcoming projects in partnership with URI
include shared webinars on the significance of youth engagement in inter-religious dialogue, as well as exchange opportunities for Regis College students.
Canadian Interfaith Conversation (CIC)
This collaboration seeks to accurately identify, document and investigate the ways in which communities across Canada respond to challenges in inter-religious and cross-cultural dialogue. In April 2019, the Fraser Centre and CIRCLE will offer a capacity-building event for researchers.
of Toronto (CJDT)
Through this collaboration we are offering the “Abrahamic Lecture Series,” a program designed to explore the scriptural import of social justice mobilization within the Abrahamic faith traditions.
Interfaith studies for schools, religious organizations, and personal growth.
Through its activities, the Fraser Centre aims to facilitate research projects, scholarly and popular publications, public lectures, and community-based workshops that enrich the public discourse on the impact of faith in society. In responding to this goal, we work in collaboration with the Canadian Interfaith Conversation in their "Canadian Interfaith Research Centre for Learning and Engagement" (CIRCLE), an organization geared to promote and lead research on interfaith initiatives across Canada.
Here you can access a comprehensive compilation of curriculum resources for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation from across the globe. These resources have been curated and categorized according to pedagogical objectives. learning outcomes, and age groups. In addition, each of the entries will give you access to organizations, projects, and initiatives interested in raising interfaith literacy, most of them pioneers in inter-religious dialogue in their contexts.
This collection of resources chronicles the Catholic Church’s journey of dialogue with other religions, a journey that began with the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. Featured here are interfaith stories, theological reflections, and official Vatican documents. Also included are photos and articles detailing the interfaith journey of Scarboro Missions.
“Together—in respectful relationship with people of other religions
and those with no faith commitment—is the only way we will effectively tackle the
tremendous social problems we have in our world.”
- Dr. Michael Stoeber, Scarboro Missions Chair in Inter-religious Dialogue
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