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.
This is the module handbook for Queen's MA level module 'Theology in Dialogue' (TMM42120), taught in four day-long sessions. As well as session outlines, it contains guidance on assignments and a reading list which may be of interest.
This module outline is for a course which is not accredited by Common Awards but rather is part of Queen's independent postgraduate programme, however it offers a useful example of how to incorporate visiting speakers and visits to external projects into a module.
Aware of the tensions between people and communities of different religious convictions and the varied interpretations of Christian witness, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and, at the invitation of the WCC, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met over a period of 5 years to reflect and produce this document to serve as a set of recommendations for conduct on Christian witness around the world. This document does not intend to be a theological statement on mission but to address practical issues associated with Christian witness in a multi-religious world. The purpose of this document is to encourage churches, church councils and mission agencies to reflect on their current practices and to use the recommendations in this document to prepare, where appropriate, their own guidelines for their witness and mission among those of different religions and among those who do not profess any particular religion.