The World Council of Churches (WCC) launched of a new journal at the Ecumenical Centre on 7 February 2020: Current Dialogue, the pioneering World Council of Churches periodical on interreligious dialogue.
The journal, a biennial publication produced since 1980 by the staff of the WCC’s office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, is now available through WCC’s journals publishing partner, Wiley, as an annual supplemental issue to The Ecumenical Review.
In its interreligious work, the WCC attempts to strengthen inter-religious trust and respect through bilateral and multilateral dialogues, regional and cross-cultural encounters on topics like religion and violence, perceptions of “the other,” and the search for identity in pluralistic societies. Because of its work, it brings a special character and authoritative content to the field, and it is hoped that the journal, in its new format, will be a resource for interfaith practitioners, researchers, students, institutions, religious leaders of different faiths, and all those interested in the study of religions.
Current Dialogue editors are Peniel Rajkumar, Simone Sinn and David Marshall who work closely with Stephen Brown, the WCC’s journals coordinator. Current Dialogue has also an editorial board on which serves Archbishop Job of Telmessos, the Permanent Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the WCC.
The first issue, on “Rethinking Interreligious Engagement for Our Times,” in the new format has already appeared in print and is now also available online at no charge through Wiley.