How can we contribute toward setting out the elements of an interreligious dialogue on oppression and liberation ? Such is the main objective of this activity that will take the form of a round table bringing together panelists from diverse spiritual and religious traditions. We want to respond to three main issues : the place of interreligious dialogue within the perspective of liberation ; a de-centering of the Western/Modern matrix ; a gathering that will encourage learning about one’s own tradition. What place does the binary oppression/liberation (or its equivalent) occupy in the spiritual or religious traditions of the participants : Is it central and structuring, secondary and adjunct or inexistent and not active ? Are there profoundly different ideas about oppression and liberation but that occupy an analogical function in each tradition ?
José Bellver Martinez , Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Kanasohon Kevin Deer, Mohawk, Kahnawake
Denise Couture, Professor, Université de Montrréal
Agustí Nicolau-Coll, Centre Justice et Foi, Montréal