«Taking up the injunction of Regensburg, this conference will seek to begin thinking through the re-hellenization of Christian faith. In this way the conference will focus on the importance of Christian “truth” and the tradition of how faith and reason are bound together in the universal claim of the Gospel. From this standpoint we hope to begin thinking through an authentic understanding of tolerance and ecumenism. Our task is thus to establish a path of honest intercultural communication in pursuit of universal truth, guided by the “grandeur” of reason, and unashamedly grounded in the cultural and historical tradition of Christianity.
Reason and faith must come together in a new way.»