The Archbishop's Council for Mission and Public Affairs produced these guidelines in 2010 for the Church's response to extremist right-wing parties. The BNP and other groups have in the past presented themselves as the defenders of England's Christian heritage. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York responded by warning the public to be wary of voting for any political party ‘whose core ideology is about sowing division in our communities and hostility on grounds of race, creed or colour’.
This report presents a selection of the most vital and innovative inter faith work being done in the Church of England today. It was given as a report to General Synod in April 2010 on the uniqueness of Christ in the context of Britain’s multifaith society. The report includes case studies of good practice in sharing God’s love from Leicester, Southall, Birmingham, Bedford, Burnley, Bradford.
Encouraging Reading is a series of ten Old Testament studies, which came out of a workshop on Iona in 2008. It was developed specifically for P&E Parishes but it is also a great resource for any Bible Study group. Edited by Michael Ipgrave and Guy Wilkinson.
This is the new Presence and Engagement plan for the next quinquennium. It was prepared for a debate at Synod on July 11th 2011.
The theological consultant to the Council of Bishops Dr. Martin Davie's full response to the Uniqueness of Christ document.
This dialogue occurred at the Buddhist Society on the 5th March 2012.
This dialogue hosted by the former Archbishop Rowan Williams occured in Whitefield Ecumenical Centre, Bangalore, India in October 2010.
This occurred during the Archbishop's visit to Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Hounslow in October 2011.
This is a seven minute presentation about the Church of England. It might be useful to project at public events in local parishes. It outlines the values, purpose and structure of the Church in simple bullet-point sentences projected over striking images.
This report combines quantitative sociological research and surveys of the individual experiences of parishoners to present an accurate impression of the life of the church in areas where over 10% of the local community are members of a non-Christian faith.
This leaflet illustrates how friendships can develop within local communities through Mosque-Church twinning. It gives case studies and draws attention to the scriptural affirmation of relationships: 'We have created you male and female, and made you into nations and tribes so you may know one another' Surah 49, The Qur'an.
'Religion and Identity: Divided loyalties?' by Sean Oliver-Dee. Theos, a thinktank for public theology, was launched in November 2006 with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.
Meeting God in Friend and Stranger is the 2009 teaching document on interreligious dialogue from the Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
It stresses that dialogue is not restricted to academics, but takes place where everyday life is shared in an atmosphere of respect and openness. Shared experiences of worship – not of coming to pray together, but of coming together to pray, is also a valuable aspect of dialogue, and one which meets the desire to share occasions of grief, joy and remembrance.
'The Finality of Christ in a Pluralist World' is a beautiful and convincing sermon-lecture delivered by Archbishop Rowan in Guildford on 2nd March 2010. It presents some similar insights to 'Trinity and Plurality' in his 'On Christian Theology' but it is much more immediate and effecting, much more simply put, because directly communicated to a public audience.
In the midst of a recession how can we develop cohesive communities?
Brief interiews with Ted Cantle, Guy Wilkinson and others in response to Lessons Learnt
Hospitality of the Heart is set of four bible studies by Michael Ipgrave, produced for Churches Together in England in 2004. Each one looks at a passage of scripture which speaks of the stranger or outcast, and shows us how God gives them welcome.
These guidelines were produced in 2008 by the Bishop of Bradford and the Deobandi Association of Muslim Scholars in the UK, in order to encourage co-operation between mosques & churches, imams & clergy.