Update 4 May 2018. Bilingual Welsh/English version now available to download. This practical theological resource uses the document Christian Witness in a Multi-religious World: Recommendations for Conduct produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). It aims to help you: Gain a practical understanding towards application of the guidelines. Provide […]
Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group
The Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group (IFTAG) is a theological task group that resources the wider ecumenical work across the Four Nations in the area of the churches' engagement with issues of religious plurality. Its purpose is to resource different aspects of ecumenical work, and is an advisory group of CTBI. IFTAG reflects theologically on issues pertinent to the Churches relationship to people of other faiths.
Some of the issues that IFTAG has looked at include:
- - Theological rationale for engaging in multi-lateral interfaith bodies
- - Defensiveness as an aspect of religious identity
- - The relationship between ecumenical and inter faith dialogue
From time to time IFTAG organises conferences, seminars and colloquiums and details of these will be available on this page. We also make available some of the discussion papers that have been prepared by members of the group.
From Interfaith to Inter-Religious - Describing the new Post Inter Faith Context
Inter Faith and Ecumenical Dialogue, resonances, differences, problems and possibilities
The Churches and Multi-Lateral Inter-Religious Dialogue
IFTAG members and links
Find out about the members of the Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group (IFTAG) and the projects they are associated with.
Other Papers, Article and Blogposts written by IFTAG members
Who is Jesus Christ? Report of the Swanwick Christology Conference, September 1999
YR YSBRYD The Spirit in the world of many faiths (Papers from the conference held at the University of Wales College Newport, Caerleon 14-17 July 2003)
Mere days after terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, the theme of an interfaith meeting of Christians and Muslims at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on ‘Religion, Peace and Violence’ was entirely appropriate, said participants. They spent two days candidly and honestly speaking about their faiths, in a dialogue between Shia Muslims from the Islamic […]
This resource from IFTAG looks at good websites and books for exploring Christian-Muslim dialogue and witness. You can download as a PDF or read below: Good Resources for Exploring Christian-Muslim Dialogue & Witness (PDF) Websites Muslims Ask, Christians Answer An excellent resource for helping Christians engage with the kind of questions they can be asked […]
Listen to recordings from: “Cacophony or Conversation? The Bible and Interfaith Dialogue” How should Christians use the Bible in inter-religious dialogue? How can the Bible help us to be more effective in dialogue? Does dialogue with people of other faiths lead us to read the Bible differently? This Conference aimed to open up […]
We are in the process of compiling a list of IFTAG members and their interests, plus useful links: Members Useful links Christian-Muslim Relations 600 – 1500 (paid access) Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 – 1900 (paid access)
You can attend the next phase of the Weaving Women’s Wisdom interfaith project on Tuesday 21 April at 12.30 in Bradford City Hall Banqueting Suite. Launched by Touchstone in Bradford in the Autumn of 2014, Weaving Women’s Wisdom has worked alongside 20 groups in Britain and Pakistan, to enable women to converse differently about matters […]