A resource pack of liturgical and homiletic material for Christians to use in a service for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2018 has been produced by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), based on the theme ‘The power of words’. Download the resource pack from the Holocaust Memorial […]
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.
This day conference for rabbis and clergy will discuss the key issues facing Christian and Jewish communities today and in the future, looking at: Antisemitism & hate crime Faith-based social action Theological issues Israel/Palestine dialogue The event will include expert panels, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to engage and network with local faith leaders. […]
Inter Faith Week and Scottish Interfaith Week 2017 run from Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 November 2017. Inter Faith Week takes place across England, Northern Ireland and Wales and aims to: Highlight the good work done by local faith, inter faith and faith-based groups and organisations Draw new people into inter faith learning and cooperation Enable […]
More local events have been announced for the Israeli-Palestinian ‘Invest in Peace’ initiative organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Invest in Peace invites Christian and Jewish communities in Britain to come together in support of Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding projects. The events provide the opportunity to hear […]
A new award, the CCJ Bridge Award, has been created to mark the 75th anniversary of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ). It will be given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to building bridges between communities, in a Christian-Jewish or wider setting. The first winner will be chosen by CCJ […]
Christian leaders and organisations have released messages for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. The message from the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is titled Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home with a theme closely related to Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’. You can read the full message on the Catholic Church in England and Wales website which […]
Updated 17 May 2017. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland partner with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, with the first Israeli-Palestinian ‘Invest in Peace’ events. You can read reports of the first events on the Jewish Chronicle and Christian Today websites. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Board of Deputies have […]
Dr Ed Kessler MBE, an expert on Jewish-Christian relations and founder of The Woolf Institute in Cambridge, was the keynote speaker at an interfaith conference at Queens Park Church in Glasgow on 20 April 2017. His talk ‘What Replaces Replacement Theology?’ addressed previous controversies over the idea that God has a chosen people. Dr Kessler […]
‘What contribution can those involved in the inter-religious work of the churches offer in the current challenges faced in Europe at the present time?’ This was the primary question addressed by the group, mainly comprised of people working as interreligious officers for various churches in Europe and church related organisations, who met at St Columba’s […]
Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other Faiths. The 2017 Lent resource explores how Christian faith has been deepened and enriched by encounters with people of different religions. This is not a resource that necessarily emphases common ground or that is about dialogue but how Christian faith has burned brightly following an encounter with […]