Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, envisions a "Courtyard of the Gentiles" event for Jerusalem, with participants from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures, reports the Vatican Insider.
“The Courtyard of the Gentiles” refers to an outdoor space of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem reserved for non-believers and separated by a wall from Jews attending prayer services.
It has become the framework for a campaign by the Church to reach out to persons who cannot conceive of transcendence but with strong ethical convictions.
The full Vatican Insider report contains highlights of an interview with the Cardinal, with his reflections on the basic premises of “The Courtyard of the Gentiles”.
A "Courtyard of the Gentiles" next year in Jerusalem (Vatican Insider)
Screenshot from video UNESCO in Paris will host the first meeting of the 'Courtyard of the Gentiles' on YouTube