Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The roots of dialogue

«What we have in common with the other is not to be sought so much in ideology as in the other's native structure, in those human needs, in those original criteria, in which he or she is human like us. Openness to dialogue, therefore, means the ability to take as a starting point those problems to which the other's ideology or our Christianity proposes solutions, because what is common to different ideologies is the humanity of the men and women who carry these ideologies as banners of hope or as an answer.»

~ Fr. Giussani, The Journey to Truth Is an Experience, p 132

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