Diploma in Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism

Restoration of Unity

Restoration of unity among all humanity, which has one origin, one goal and end in God, whose providence all enjoy, was considered by the Second Vatican Council to be an important task of the Church when it called all her sons and daughters to engage in dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions (cf. Nostra aetate, 1). In the same line of thought, restoration of unity among all Christians was considered to be one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council (cf. Unitatis redintegratio, 1). Given the need for trained personnel in the Church to engage in interreligious and ecumenical dialogue, the proposed Diploma aims to educate seminarians, laity and religious to equip themselves with knowledge and skills to lead such initiatives in parishes and dioceses.


The Diploma includes lectures, guided study with assignments, group experiences and reports, conferences, workshops, and projects, adding up to 60 ECTS, equivalent to 1500 hours of work. Courses include Guided Experiences and Conferences in Islam, Judaism, and Christian Churches.