Aid to the Church in Need has published its latest global Religious Freedom in the World Report. This seeks to highlight areas of the world where religious persecution limits the rights of individuals to practice their faith and shows the improvement or decline of religious freedom in each country. Evidence of significant religious freedom violations […]
Across Britain and Ireland there is a rich tapestry of faiths. Some people belong to major world religions that are ancient and historic, while others follow smaller, newer faiths. This diversity can leave Christians with many questions to consider, such as how to relate to people of other faiths without compromising their own beliefs.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland provides an ‘ecumenical space' in which these and other issues can be explored and reflected upon. Theological reflection is carried out by the Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group.
Find out about some of the other religions you will find in Britain and Ireland, and their relationship to Christianity.
- - Christianity and Judaism
- - Christianity and Islam
- - Christian-Hindu relations
- - Christian-Buddhist relations
Explore this range of publications available on interfaith related matters produced by the churches.
A resource is available for use by churches, clergy and individual Christians to observe Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, produced by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) with the support of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT). It is designed for use in a worship setting on Holocaust Memorial Day or a Sunday close to the […]
Peter Colwell, Deputy General Secretary of CTBI, reflects on four Invest in Peace Events with Palestinian Yasser Khaldi and Israeli Meron Guttel. For more than two years now, CTBI in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews have been rolling out meetings across the UK for the “Invest in Peace” programme. This means […]
Updated 6 November 2018. Reflection on the Invest in Peace events Peter Colwell, Deputy General Secretary of CTBI, reflects on four Invest in Peace Events with Palestinian Yasser Khaldi and Israeli Meron Guttel. Report on Birmingham and Cardiff events: You can read a report on the Invest in Peace events which took place in Birmingham […]
Inter Faith Week and Scottish Interfaith Week run from Sunday 11 – Sunday 18 November 2018. Inter Faith Week takes place across England, Northern Ireland and Wales and aims to: Strengthen good interfaith relations at all levels. Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the […]
This day course from Sarum College asks what we mean by ‘hospitality’ and what role it plays in a faithful, ethical life. It looks at the theology of hospitality and focuses on Biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of its practice. Through facilitated discussion and presentations, the day aims to be an opportunity to explore what […]
Fifty young Christians and Muslims, aged 20-25, met during July 2018 for an Emerging Peacemakers Forum. This provided training in peacemaking and reconciliation at Churchill College, Cambridge University. The participants also met with international religious leaders, including the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and president of the Muslim Council of Elders Prof Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. The […]
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 […]
Methodist Friends of Judaism, together with Nottingham Liberal Synagogue, invite you to hear the stories of two peace activists, one Israeli and one Palestinian, at a fringe event of the Methodist Church conference on Monday 2 July 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Both peace activists are part of the Solutions Not Sides Programme, which […]
A report looking at the Inter Faith Network’s past, present and future including extremism, hatred and interfaith engagement; education and dialogue; communicating in the digital world; and cooperating for the common good, has been published by IFN. It details the talks from the 30th anniversary national meeting of IFN held in July 2017 at the […]