The 6th Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Program for Deacons
From June 20 to 22, 2012, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK) held the “6th Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Program for Deacons” to broaden the seminarians’ understanding of the teachings and spirit of other religions in Korea.
This time, for the first time, the program was carried out at the national level with about 90 deacons in attendance from 12 dioceses in Korea. They visited the Anglican Church of Korea, the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea, the Korea Muslim Federation, Sung Kyun Kwan, the Association of Confucianism in Korea, and Jogyesa, the headquarters of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, as well as the CBCK and the Apostolic Nunciature in Korea. These visits gave the deacons an opportunity to encounter the doctrines and cultures of other religions.