Jaled Ali Modad Aguilar SJ
From 6 to 8 September, Fr General’s Consultation Group
on Interreligious and Ecumenical Relations, which is coordinated by the
Secretariat for the Service of Faith, met virtually. Personally, I participated
as advisor for the Indigenous Religions of Latin America.
This year, with the
celebration of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality in the Church on the horizon,
Fr. General has asked those of us in this Consultation Group, to present, from
an inter-religious perspective, how discernment is lived in the religious
traditions that we accompany, namely Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, the
Indigenous Religions of India, the Ancestral Religions of Africa and the
Indigenous and Afro-descendant Religions of Latin America. We were guided by
the question: what can we learn about the way of living and understanding
discernment in the different religious traditions?