"Very often," says Acton Institute co-founder Father Robert A. Sirico, "even believers and even people who would agree on certain cultural issues speak past each other, or they hone in on parts of the debate and make that as though it were the whole debate."

How can we better engage across cultures? At the Transatlantic Christian Council last month, Cardus executive vice president Ray Pennings spoke with Father Sirico about how to have conversations about faith that can span cultures.

"We want to encourage other people, and leverage the talents that exist internationally," says Father Sirico. "All challenges are opportunities."