Melanie Barbato

May 30, 2022

On Inter-Religious Diplomacy and Jain Plurality

A Discussion with Melanie Barbato

New Books Network 2022

Dr. Barbato researches the mechanisms and strategies of interreligious communication with a focus on high-level actors and cultural diplomacy, such as the Pope. She is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Münster in Germany and is in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in the UK. She is currently developing a project on Hindu-Christian dialogue. She’s also a scholar of Jainism and is the author of Jain Approaches to Plurality: Identity as Dialogue, published by Brill in 2017.

We discuss current events, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Jainism, and her book.

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