Awareness of the centrality of mission has been growing in the Catholic Church since Vatican II. The author traces this growth from Ecclesiam suam (1964) to the writings of the current pope, highlighting the link between dialogue and mission. He draws attention to some features of Francis’s message using four words: “kairos,” the “why,” “how,” and “where” of mission, and situates the ongoing dialogue between Catholics and Shia Islam within this broad framework.
"Crossing the Threshold: Mission as Encounter,"
Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 8
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/claritas/vol8/iss2/6