La foi chrétienne est-elle exclusive ou inclusive ?

Pour Hélène Bellanger, en hommage amical

   En regard de la diversité des religions et de la richesse des voies de salut proposées par elles, le christianisme a, pendant longtemps, prétendu détenir la seule voie de salut. Or, le christianisme n’a ni la vocation ni la volonté de fermer la voie du salut à quiconque ferait profession d’une autre foi que la foi chrétienne. Le christianisme n’en atteste pas moins que cette voie est Jésus-Christ, qui est “le chemin, la vérité, la vie” (1). Saint-Paul écrira aux Romains : “Si de ta bouche, tu confesses que Jésus est Seigneur, et si dans ton cœur tu crois que Dieu l’a ressuscité des morts, tu seras sauvé” (2). N’allons pas faire dire à Paul ce qu’il ne dit pas, à savoir que ceux qui ne professeraient pas que Jésus-Christ est le Seigneur s’excluraient ipso facto du salut.

Le Christ est Unique et universel. Si cette unicité et cette universalité n’ont pas pour effet d’exclure, sont-elles inclusives?

Il n’y a pas d’autre nom donné aux hommes que celui de Jésus par lequel il nous faut être sauvés” (3). Est-ce que cela veut dire que les autres religions, parce qu’elles ne confessent pas Jésus-Christ, privent du salut leurs fidèles ?

Cette difficulté, spécifiquement chrétienne, engage les chrétiens à dépasser deux inclinations : celle qui nous porte “paresseusement” à exclure

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Dernier message du S.G. de la WCRP

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8 January 2015

Paris and the Rejection of Violent Religious Extremism

Religions for Peace (RfP) is deeply saddened by the terrorist attack in Paris. There is no justification for this act of violence; it grossly distorts the message of Islam and is a source of anguish to all sincere believers. We note with appreciation the statement issued by the European Council of Religious Leaders- RfP (click here).

As the world's largest multi-religious coalition, we stand together in the categorical rejection of violent religious extremism that is used to justify terrorism or any other form of violence in the name of religion. This ideology is misguided, as the primary narrative of each religion is Peace-not violence. The attack in Paris is an attack on all of humanity; it debases a great religious tradition holy to 1.6 billion people and leaves us all vulnerable and insecure. Our diverse religious traditions call us to stand united in solidarity with the dignity, vulnerability and well-being of the "other," with the full force of our respective spiritual and moral teachings.

As religious leaders, we accept a special responsibility to reject, condemn and take action against violent religious extremism. We are committed to mobilizing the great resources of our respective religious traditions to take action together to help overcome it. Following the Abu Dhabi Statement (click here), co-issued by RfP and the Forum for Peace in Muslim Societies, which categorically condemns all forms of violent religious extremism, we have created a multi-religious, multi-stakeholder plan to counter violent religious extremism. Through the cooperation of religious communities, governments, intergovernmental bodies and other civil society actors, it will be

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Message du Secrétaire Général de la Conférence Mondiale des Religions pour la Paix

 

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Dear Friends,

Religious believers and men and women of good will are rightly troubled by the fact that religions are increasingly being used in support of violent extremism. Perversely, religions-typically understood by their followers as the foundation of human dignity-are being used to justify killing others.

In response, The Forum for Peace in Muslim Societies and Religions for Peace partnered in convening a very high-level gather of leaders including many Religions for Peace Co-Presidents. The important Abu Dhabi Statement: Rejecting Violent Religious Extremism and Advancing Shared Well-being was produced along with an ambitious action plan.

The Abu Dhabi Statement stresses the importance of a multi-religious approach, noting that it "builds solidarity around areas of shared concern and makes clear that the religious

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