Local Church Connections
PCID operates in close collaboration with local Bishops and Episcopal Commissions for Interreligious Dialogue, which lead the “hands-on” work of interreligious dialogue in local communities. Certain bishops are named Members of PCID and collaborate with its activities more closely. When bishops come to Rome to meet with the Holy Father for “ad limina” visits, they may also meet with PCID’s President and/or officials to discuss interreligious initiatives or concerns in their dioceses. PCID also collaborates with individuals engaged in interreligious dialogue around the world, some of whom are named Consultors to the Council.
Building Relationships of Dialogue
An important aspect of PCID’s mission is building relationships and carrying on dialogue with members of other religions. The Council receives visits from representatives of different religions throughout the year, and members of PCID may be invited to visit other parts of the world to learn and dialogue up-close.