Other Churches

Introduction

istock_000003773566mediumOther Churches have also contributed to interreligious dialogue.  They too have found inspiration in the Bible and in their Christian teachings and liturgies for reaching out in friendship, either singly or ecumenically, to build relations with their neighbors from other faiths.  They have developed skills, passions, energies and insights which have enriched the interfaith apostolate.

Teaching Documents

Church of England, Work with other Faiths

The Church of England, in partnership with other Christian churches, seeks to build up good relations with people of other faith traditions, and where possible to co-operate with them in service to society.

https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/interfaith.aspx

NIFCON is the Network for Inter Faith Concerns across the Anglican Communion. Through this Web site, we hope to keep you informed on events, courses and articles on Inter Faith matters and serve as a resource for you.

http://nifcon.anglicancommunion.org/

Anglican Communion Network for Interfaith Concerns. “Generous Love: The Truth of the Gospel and the Call to Dialogue.” (2008): 24.

This short treatise is the culmination of work in which NIFCON has been engaged over the last four years.it seeks to provide the discernment of a distinctively Anglican theology of inter faith relations which can be a part of the drawing together of the rich reflection which has gone on over the last forty years since Nostrae Aetate but with renewed impetus more recently. If we proclaim and serve a generous God can we be any less generous in our dealings with our neighbours of other faiths? How does our understanding of the Trinitarian nature of God, a core Christian belief, inform the content and method of our thinking about inter faith relations? How do we affirm the importance of dialogue without compromising our allegiance to the one Lord and Saviour? This document is offered for study and as a stimulus for discussion and further reflection.

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/18910/generous_love_a4_with_foreward.pdf?subject=Inter+faith.

The official website of the world-wide Anglican communion.  Here you will find news and information about the life and ministry of the Anglican/Episcopalian family of churches in more than 165 countries.

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/relationships/interfaith-dialogues.aspx

Churches Together in Britain & Ireland

Across Britain and Ireland there is a rich tapestry of faiths. Some people belong to major world religions that are ancient and historic, while others follow smaller, newer faiths.

Many show a passionate commitment to their religion, which plays a major part in their identity and sense of belonging. Others are more sporadic in their observance and may regard their faith as a private, spiritual affair.

These differing spiritual approaches leave Christians with many questions to consider, such as how to relate to people of other faiths without compromising their own beliefs.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland provides an ‘ecumenical space’ in which these and other issues can be explored and reflected upon.

http://www.ctbi.org.uk/CD/16

Presbyterian Mission Agency, USA

presbyterian-interfaith-2The Interfaith Relations Office seeks to support those in the church who are interested in, concerned about or engaged in building interfaith relationships. As Presbyterians learn about religious diversity, we reflect theologically on our relations with neighbors of other faiths. We also seek avenues for cooperation, or look for educational resources and practical models for bringing communities together. We hope you will find helpful information and resources on this we site.

To see the website click here:  The Interfaith Relations Office

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/interfaith/

The Uniting Church in Australia, Relations with Other Faiths (ROF)

The Uniting Church in Australia National Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths was established to promote knowledge and understanding of other world faiths. As Christians, we believe that diversity is a part of God’s creation. God calls us to live together in peace and love, and to engage in genuine dialogue with people of other faiths.

http://assembly.uca.org.au/rof/