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Chia, Edmund (Ed.). DIALOGUE - Resource Manual for Catholics in Asia. Bangkok: FABC-Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 2001. pp. 191. One can assume that some members of the faithful have little knowledge about the Church’s teachings on dialogue; they probably have never heard of Nostra Aetate, let alone understand or subscribe to its teachings. In fact, even some priests and other pastoral leaders are not familiar with documents such as "Dialogue and Mission" nor with the FABC’s "Theology of Harmony."Hence, a gap between what the FABC and the Church in Asia is saying about interreligious dialogue and what is actually

happening at the grassroot level. This resource manualattempts to address this issue and hopefully, play a small role in bridging the gap between theory and practice. The resource manual contains material which could be used for the education and formation of people in interreligious dialogue. (Bishop Lawrence Thienchai Samanchit, FABC-OEIA chairman)


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