Vatican City, Sep 3, 2020 / 08:00 am
The secretary of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has argued that as tribalism and identity politics increase, the Catholic Church should cooperate with other religions to promote human fraternity.
"Today we have a problem of identity, an identity crisis. One affirms one's identity… and excluding the others," Fr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage told CNA earlier this week.
The Sri Lankan priest also said that "today we see that tribalism is emerging again…" Tribalism, he explained, affirms "your own group at the expense of the others" and leads to discrimination.
"Fraternity means that you try to welcome the other as the brother and sister in spite of his or her differences… We belong to one family. We are brothers and sisters. This is also very Christian."