Third US Sikh-Catholic Dialogue Retreat

June 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

Representatives of the World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met May 29-31, 2009 at St. Therese’s Retreat Center in Columbus, Ohio for a three-day Sikh-Catholic bilateral national interreligious retreat.

The objective of the retreat was for the Sikh and Catholic communities to further deepen dialogue and trust among the two communities. The theme was “The Nature of God: Convergences, Divergences, and Our Spiritual Paths.”

The Sikh and Catholic delegations were comprised of about 8 representatives from each community with about one third of the participants being young adults (age 35 and younger).

The Catholic delegation was headed by Rev. Canon Francis Tiso, Associate Director of USCCB’s Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. The Sikh delegation was led by Dr. Tarunjit Singh, Chair of the Interfaith Committee of WSC-AR.