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What is the difference among the terms ecumenical, interfaith, and Interreligious relations?

The Catholic Church promotes ecumenical relations and prayer with other Christians, interfaith relations alongside other Christians with the Abrahamic faiths (Jews and Muslims), and interreligious relations with other religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.



Our office collaborates with other Christians through the following:


Our office collaborates with the Jewish community through the following:



Our office collaborates with the Muslim community through the following:



Our office collaborates with other religions through the following:



The Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs supports these and many other groups in the Diocese of Sacramento.  Please contact our office for further details on how you can get involved.


The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these (non-Christian) religions.The Church, therefore, exhorts her children, that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions, carried out with prudence and love and in witness to the Christian faith and life, they recognize, preserve and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these people.

Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on the Relation

of the Church to Non-Christian Religions
Nostra Aetate




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