We sometimes say that Muslims and Christians are part of Abraham's family, but while you can choose your friends, you cannot choose your family. In a world filled with conflict, can Christians be friends with Muslims? When it comes to medical ethics, the economy, the environment, media, the arts, the place of women in society, political engagement, do Christians and Muslims have any views in common? Utilizing the writings of respected Muslim reformer Tariq Ramadan, Tom Wilson asks questions about what kind of friendship Christians and Muslims might have. While we disagree as to who Jesus is or how we can be saved, can we agree in our concern for a fairer, more just society? Can we work together for the common good as friends who disagree but remain respectful?
Tom Wilson is the Director of the St Philip's Centre in Leicester, and former interfaith adviser for the Diocese of Gloucester.
At the Diocesan Interfaith Advisers conference on 10 March 2016 at Lambeth Palace, Rev Dr Sam Wells gave a keynote address on what it means to 'Be With' people of different faiths. Please click below to download a pdf file of the full text of his talk.
In 2015, Lincoln School of Theology offered the Common Awards module 'Christianity and Interfaith Engagement' as a residential weekend for ordinands and lay ministers in training. The programme for the weekend was developed and delivered in collaboration with CCJ, and this document outlines the shape of the residential and how it was introduced to students.
This document outlines the programme used at Queen's to deliver Christianity and Interfaith Engagement (module TMM2257) at a residential Easter School in April 2016.
This document outlines the programme used to deliver Christianity and Interfaith Engagement (module TMM2257) at Queen's as a residential weekend in summer 2016.