161: Interfaith Dialogue: Co-Exist or Convert?
January 13, 2011 Length: 33:30
Fr. Alexander Goussetis, priest, comparative religion professor, and interfaith dialogue participant and advocate, speaks with host Kevin Allen about his views on the purpose of interfaith dialogue with Jews, Muslims, and other non-Christians. Kevin asks: Does the Gospel call us to merely understand the faiths of non-Christians, to enter into dialogue with them with no agenda, or is the goal always to try to win those we dialogue with to Christ? Is it "Orthodox" to proselytize, or simply to be a holy witness? These and other questions will be addressed in this program.
"I am an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church preacher. It makes me happy to hear your radio programs on the internet. I believe your faith concept is similar to that of the Ethiopian church, so I am sharing your programs with my friends."