Zed argued that Pope, being the leader of the largest religious organization of the world with about 1.2 billion followers, should invite leaders of major world religions and denominations to Vatican City and initiate the dialogue.
Religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience, Zed pointed out.
After intensive deliberations, this meeting of world religious leaders should come up with a concrete plan about the common religious concerns like human improvement, peace, ecological responsibility, social & economic development, etc. Maybe this gathering could become an annual feature after that, Zed added.
He further said that in our shared pursuit for the truth, we can learn from one another and thus can arrive nearer to the truth. This dialogue may help us vanquish the prejudices, caricatures, etc., passed on to us from previous generations. As dialogue brings us reciprocal enrichment, we shall be spiritually richer than before the contact.
Pope heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest of the Christian denominations.
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