This module is part of the Distance Learning Website of the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI)


Key texts:

Please don’t think you must read all of the texts listed here. If you can you would benefit from reading Vatican II's Declaration on the relation of the Church to Non-Chrstian Religions, Nostra Aetate, which is available at:

You might also benefit from reading some sections of Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et spes, which is available at:

You will find I refer several times to the following book –

Fitzgerald, M.and Borrelli, J., Interfaith Dialogue  A Catholic View. London: SPCK, 2006.

These are also useful –

Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Getting to Know People of Other Faiths series. This is available from the Committee for other faiths publications CFOF 39 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1BX, United Kingdom. It may also be downloaded at:

Discalced Carmelites, Constitutions and Norms. Dublin, 1988.

Extracts from the 1995 Carmelite Constitutions, Journeying with Carmel, published by Carmelite Communications, 1997.

Giordano OCD, Silvano. ed., Carmel in the Holy Land. Arenzano: Il Messaggero Di Gesu Babino, 1995.

Course Tutor: Sylvia Lucas TOC


The course is divided into 5 units of input and, at the end, you may complete a Questionnaire, write a Learning Journal, or write an Essay.

Once posted, each unit will be available until the end of the module. The dates on which each of the units, and the other material for this course  is available in the calendar in the Student Section.



Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5


Learning Journal

Essay titles


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