Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue

Promoting Christian unity and respect for all faiths

Welcome to the Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. The Commission is responsible for highlighting the importance of the Church’s commitment to Ecumenism & Interfaith Relations, liaising between members of the other churches and other religions and encouraging parishes and Diocesan Councils to initiate grass roots activities and prayer services where appropriate.

“The primary purpose of the fellowship of churches in the World Council of Churches is to call one another to visible unity in one faith and in one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and common life in Christ, through witness and service to the world, and to advance towards that unity in order that the world may believe.”
Constitution of the World Council of Churches, Section III, (1998)

“Today the church is continually called upon to enable its members to relate to persons of other faith traditions and to live as witnesses with others.”
World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Considerations for Dialogue and Relations with People of Other Religions. (2002)

Contacting us

Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
PO Box 3066 North Parramatta NSW 1750
Ph: 02 8838 3400

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