For over fifty years, Roman Catholics who are interreligious leaders have been guided by the Second Vatican Council document, Nostra Aetate. The author, a retired university lay minister in the United States, was one such interreligious leader who worked with students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and none on a small Catholic campus to create an atmosphere open to diversity, inclusion, and respect for all. Her office facilitated campus programs that encouraged service, dialogue, and spiritual growth. In twenty years, campus ministry involvement grew from three dozen primarily Catholic students to over 400 students of many different faiths. Scripture studies, retreats, peer ministry training, social justice initiatives, service trips, and interfaith worship experiences contributed to a sense of how God prepares rooms for all of us in the Divine mansion that Jesus mentions in John 14:2. This article is a reflection upon some of the interreligious events on the campus where she served, and how they now can be seen as embodying the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
Sullivan, Melanie-Prejean, "In God’s House, There Are Many Rooms: A University Minister Reflects Upon Fratelli Tutti." (2022). Faculty Publications. 17.