Liberté religieuse et réciprocité dans le dialogue interreligieux
| JUS - 2013 - 1
The essay starts mentioning Giorgio La Pira, member of the Italian Constituent Assembly,
who recommended inter-religious dialogue as a way towards the World’s pacification. Then it deals
with the evolution of post-Counciliar Catholic Church and its struggle in favor of religious freedom,
both individual and institutional, as a fundamental right of the human being. Comparing religious
freedom as guaranteed in the documents of the International community and the protection accorded
by Islamic declarations, the Author points out the difficulties of a dialogue between Christians and
Muslims. The political community should create the conditions in order to develop such dialogue
without controversies and should verify that in every society reciprocity is granted. The article concludes
with the Pope Benedict’s invitation to Abrahamic religions to enhance the dialogue of everyday
life and of intellectuals.
KEY WORDS: religious freedom, inter-religious dialogue, reciprocity.