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Through the Culture of Encounter Project, 30 scholars and practitioners have explored the concept through short essays across a range of topic headings.


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We have to progress toward this culture of encounter – in which heart speaks to heart. We are enriched by the wisdom of the other and become open to traveling together the path to greater understanding, friendship and solidarity.

– Pope Francis, Meeting with the Bishops of Asia, August 17, 2014