At the Diocesan Interfaith Advisers conference on 15-16 May 2018, Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell gave a keynote address on what it means to 'speak people’, exploring the story of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10.
You can download an audio recording as well as a transcript of her talk below:
This guidance has been produced to resource clergy who, as part of their ministry in multifaith contexts, are supporting asylum seekers.
In our increasingly diverse society, lots of people find that meeting people of different faiths happens quite naturally. Yet bringing faith and belief into the conversation can seem daunting; people can feel anxious that conversations around faith will cause division or tension or that they just won’t know enough. My Special Place is a resource that seeks to help people overcome those fears introduce their beliefs through the story of their own lives through identifying places which have a special meaning or memory and together visiting those places.
This report shares insights from a P&E listening exercise conducted during the summer of 2016, which asked clergy about their experience of evangelism and witness in multifaith contexts.
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, who fast during the hours of daylight, and break their fast each night with an iftar meal. Is your church thinking about hosting an iftar this year, or have you been asked to consider doing so by Muslim friends? We've worked with Christian Muslim Forum to produce some guidance to help you make a decision, and suggest a range of practical things to think about to ensure that if you do go ahead, things run smoothly.
These documents outline the programme used to deliver teaching on Islam and Muslim-Christian dialogue, especially through the format of Scriptural Reasoning, during the 2017-18 academic year at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, and there is also a report detailing how the interfaith teaching was received by the students.
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.