It is a humbling experience to sit in a room (or a Zoom call) full of devout Christian scholar-practitioners who have studied and read Vaishnava texts with the same ferocity and sincere devotion as their own. This was my experience as a novice attendee at the annual Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue event held from September 25-26th.
More than 30 Christians and Vaishnavas of different ages and backgrounds from across the USA joined an online dialogue to network and enjoy their faith in unity. The event has been going on (in person) in Washington DC for more than twenty-three years and has led to sustained partnerships across the country.
Participants included scholars, professors, chaplains, and professionals from the Protestant and Catholic traditions as well as ISKCON and other Vaishnava traditions. Notable ISKCON participants were Ravindra Svarupa Das, Jayadvaita Swami, Anuttama Das, Rukmini Dasi, and Gopal Hari Das amongst others.
Peacebuilding and tolerance are the foundations of the dialogue but the real point of the discussion is connection and the experience of joy through faith.
Read more: https://iskconnews.org/vaishnava-christian-dialogue-annual-event-unity-and-separation-with-god,7518/