How was the FilmDays?

Well quite interesting!
– a lot of people on Thursday and Friday and very mixed indeed, old friends turning up and people from different places, alse quite a lot non-Christians. This is great: the FilmClub showed its potential of being an open door to a Catholic place, where dyou can participate and sense the openness of the Catholic faith – a faith dealing with all kinds of features of the world, trying to understand and make dialogue, still remaining in faith.
And our Japanese films were unexpectedly greatly enjoyed. Not so easy for the Westerners t take on this different universe!
Later this week the Dominicans had a conference on religious dialogue which connected very well to this experience. Brother Rémy from Cairo presented different way of looking att other religions.
An actuel way that he himself seemed to join is: Different religions makes part of  different cultures expressed in languages – languages that are not easily translatable, looking  at the world with categories of their own. And each religion climbs its own mountain to reach truth. This means a true pluralism in view:  Religions are not comparable, expressing different truths, yet truths. The buddhism of our Japanese films in not the same thing or the same truth as our Christian truth – but yet a truth.
This view avoids judging and invites to questions, trying to get what the other means, not pretending easy sameness. As a Christian I can continue to say that I have the truth since I do believe that Jesus Christ is the saviour of all men. But truth and salvations are to put in plurals. What about this? A way for a globalized world to respect and love each others? / br Björn


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