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Church documents on Non-Christian Religions

Vatican II: Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions
Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue: Dialogue and Proclamation
Pastoral Attention to Traditional Religions
Pastoral Attention to African Traditional Religion
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General articles

Comparative Religions: The Uniqueness of Christianity"Any Christian who does apologetics must think about comparative religions because the most popular of all objections against the claims of Christianity today comes from this field. How insufferably narrow-minded to claim that Christianity is the one true religion! God just has to be more open-minded than that. This is the single most common objection to the Faith today. Here are twelve of the commonest forms of this objection, the odium of elitism, with answers to each." by PETER KREEFT CERC
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Judaism

Comparing Christianity & Judaism Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and Judaism. CERC
Jewish-Christian Relations
Jewish &Christian Relations
Jewish Believers in Jesus  Non-Catholic link
Catholics, Jews, and Vatican II: A New Beginning A 1991 paper by Thomas Beaudoin.
Commission For Religious Relations With the Jews: Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Roman Catholic Church
Reconciling Gospel and Torah: The Catechism Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger' speech at the international Jewish-Christian Conference in Jerusalem on the view of Jewish-Christian relations offered in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Rejoice in the Lord Victor Donovan C.P. reflects on the Holocaust, Edith Stein, and a lifetime of working to advance Jewish-Catholic Relations.
PIUS XII SAVED MORE JEWS THAN SCHINDLER, RABBI SAYS ZENIT
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Islam

Terror, Islam, and Democracy  The man who did more than any other to lend an Islamic cast to totalitarian ideology was an Egyptian schoolteacher named Hassan al-Banna (1906–49). Banna was not a theologian by training. Deeply influenced by Egyptian nationalism, he founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 with the express goal of counteracting Western influences.6 By the late 1930s, Nazi Germany had established contacts with revolutionary junior officers in the Egyptian army, including many who were close to the Muslim Brothers. Before long the Brothers, who had begun by pursuing charitable, associational, and cultural activities, also had a youth wing, a creed of unconditional loyalty to the leader, and a paramilitary organization whose slogan “action, obedience, silence” echoed the “believe, obey, fight” motto of the Italian Fascists.by Ladan Boroumand and Roya Boroumand Journal of Democracy (April 2002)  
Al-Qaeda owes as much to Nazism as religious fervour and could unwittingly bring the Islamic world closer to the West, write Francis Fukuyama and Nadav Samin - The Sunday Times Daily News Digest 
Comparing Christianity & Islam Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and Islam. CERC
"A Fresco Too Far: Islamic Radicals Target the Renaissance."The fresco in question depicts the 6th century founder of Islam, Mohammed, burning in the flames of hell. It was painted by the early Renaissance master Giovanni da Modena on the wall of the Bolognini chapel as part of a wider scene based on the Last Judgement, Views from Rome
ISLAM AND TERRORISM: THE RECORD The alleged link between Islam and terrorism deserves attention. Let us look at the primary sources. Allah's message to the believers (Koran 8:12) is simple: "I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them." He declares that all non-believers deserve to be killed, and that the loot and ransom is "lawful and good" (Koran 69:30-37): Views from Rome
Catholics commemorate Lepanto Professor de Mattei emphasised that the name of Lepanto evokes an eternal aspect of the human soul - its readiness to sacrifice temporal goods and even life itself for the highest aims such as justice, truth, the glory of the Church or the future of civilisation. Views from Rome
Lepanto: una categoria dello spiritoProfessor Roberto de Mattei Views from Rome
"The Many Faces of Islam - Snapshots From Muslim Southeast Asia"most in the West don't know very much about Islam and aren't sure whether it can be a good influence on its adherents or not. Views from Rome
Islam: More than a Religion Since September 11th, much has been written about Islam, some of it true and some false. What many Muslims and non-Muslims alike fail to realize is that Islam is not a religion in the same way "religion" is understood in the West. Answering Islam
September 11th and the Mandate of the Church What should the response of the Church be to the events of Sept. 11th? We believe the Church needs to have a clear response to the tragedy. Just as politicians are rising up to the challenge of rooting out terrorism and protecting democracy, so too the Church should rise up to love Muslims by preaching Christ to them and campaigning for their religious freedom. Answering Islam
Violence in the Bible and the Qur'an: A Christian Perspective After the events of September 11th, the issue of violence and religion has once again come into intense discussions and debate. As soon as Christians and others of good will condemn the Islamic justification and foundation for resorting to violence in the name of God—justifications found both in the Qur'an and the life of prophet Muhammad—we are quickly told that the Bible (especially the Old Testament scriptures) and Christian history are also filled with violence and that we should not single out Islam or the Qur'an in this regard. Answering Islam
Answering Islam USA Non-Catholic link
Christians Ask Muslims ;   Why do the Bible and the Quran not agree; What the Quran teaches about the Bible ; There are differences between the Bible and the Quran; Contradictions in the Quran; Problems regarding the consistency of Quranic revelation; by Gerhard Nehls Non-Catholic link
Why They Converted from Islam to Christianity; Answering Islam  Non-Catholic link
Christians and Muslims: Believers in God faithful to Man
Wisma Canossa: "Partners for Peace" Final Statement of FAITH ENCOUNTERS IN SOCIAL ACTION (FEISA) III Christian-Muslim Dialogue for Justice and Solidarity
In the midst of contradictions, challenges, and divisions, Western believers and Muslims meet
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Buddhism

Christians and Buddhists: Communities of Forgiveness and Compassion
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Hinduism

Comparing Christianity & Hinduism Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and Hinduism. CERC
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Confuscianism

Confuscianism The Catholic Encyclopedia

The New Paganism

Comparing Christianity & The New Paganism Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and the new paganism. CERC
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Catholic links

Non-Christian Religions The Theological Library
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