Memory plays a key part in the religious life and in the creation of religious identity but the meaning of “memory” is different in each of the six religious traditions we will examine. By analysing the similarities and differences in the way that memory is understood and used, we will come to appreciate its significance as well as the challenges that come from conflicting memories.
Painful memories can impede our relationships. Conflicting memories are often the source of ongoing disagreement between religious communities.We will look for ways of healing memory and finding common ground to move forward despite our differences, indeed, honouring each other’s sacred memories.
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