The Vatican is promoting their latest initiative as part of HUMANUM. Their next event is billed as “The Complementarity of Man and Woman: International Colloquium, which is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society.
Witnesses will draw from the wisdom of their religious tradition and cultural experience as they attest to the power and vitality of the complementary union of man and woman. It is hoped that the colloquium be a catalyst for creative language and projects, as well as for global solidarity, in the work of strengthening the nuptial relationship, both for the good of the spouses themselves and for the good of all who depend upon them.
The Colloquium is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity”.
Members and speakers include former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Bishop Michael Nazir’ Ali, Dr Russell D Moore of the Southern Baptist convention, Pres. Eyring of the LDS (Mormons), Mr Singh of the World Sikh Council, Buddhists are represented by Abbot Takeuchi. Of course, the usual interfaith promoters Rick Warren of Saddleback church and Kurt Koch from Lucerne will be present amongst others representing the Jains, Bruderhof, Anglicans and Hindus amongst others.
An admirable undertaking in many ways – if you’re happy to share the platform with different faiths – however, why should anybody who lives IN the world be surprised by what the world does?