1. Dialogue of Life: different faiths live and work side by side in friendly relationships,
2. Dialogue of Action: Concretely working together on shared project, people of different religions enter a process of mutual discovery. People of different faiths work together to alleviate suffering.
3. Dialogue of Theological Exchange: specialists such as, monks and nuns who follow the monastic vocation, or pastoral leaders speak face to face, seeking to explore one another's insights and values while sharing their own. Hope for a greater understanding.
4. Dialogue of Religious Experience: Prayer, fasting, community ritual, pilgrimage, and individual devotions, people share in these spiritual practices tasting each other's prayer and ways of communing with God or the absolute. Sometimes it involves entering a tradition of another religion.
God is a root, the shoot, and the fruit of the tree, that is, the tree's deep unreachable foundation, its visible, sprouting forth into the world, and its flowers, fragrance, fruits and seeds(the Spirit), which beatify and nourish the world. The creator spirit is always God, who actually arrives in every moment, drawing near and passing by with life-giving power. Continuous Presence:
The mystery of the living God, utterly transcendent, is also the creative power who dwells at the heart of the world sustaining every moment of its evolution. God is in and around the emerging, struggling, living, dying, and renewing circle of life and the whole universe itself.
the creator spirit dwells in compassionate solidarity with every living being that suffers. Natures crying out is met by the spirit, who groans with the labor pains of all creation to bring the new to birth. Thus is the pattern of cross and rection rediscovered on a cosmic level.
Abiding in the mode of promise:
the universe can be described today only in terms of an open ended adventure. We can see that from the beginning the universe is seeded with promise, pregnant with surprise. God of promise who approaches from the future with a call to come ahead. "Go become, explore, bring forth the new, because more is still possible. And I will be with you." Nature appears to bear a raw openness to the future and divine promise. God abides in the world most intimately in the mode of promise.