A Critical Analysis of Interfaith Dialogue Movement in Pakistan and its Future Prospects
In modern ages, the nations, faiths and communities are more in need of better relationship, tolerance and peace from any other phase of the human history. Therefore, interfaith dialogue has become the most significant activity in this age of the conflict and clash. Due to its importance, many religious, non-religious even political parties have deeply involved in it. In Pakistani perspective, the Christian Study Center, Rawalpindi, has a historical role to promote Muslim-Christian Dialogue. The Christian Study Center, Rawalpindi, one of the major dialogue institutes in Pakistan has been busy in holding interfaith dialogue, meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences at national and international levels for the past 50 years. Definitely, this activity has some kinds of positive and negative impacts on Pakistani society. Therefore, Muslim and Christians have shown their concerns about modern interfaith dialogue movement for various reasons. In such a situation, the question arises whether these activities have any future hopes and impacts on the society and what are the chances of success taking into account their usual directions? What do scholars think about the future of interreligious dialogue in Pakistan? In this study, efforts are being made to evaluate the interfaith dialogue movement in Pakistan from futuristic perspective in the light of Muslim-Christian scholarly views. The analytical and critical research methodology was adopted in this study with qualitative approach. For data collection libraries, websites, journals, interviews and discussion methods were used.
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