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 […]
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.
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 […]
You can now download resources created jointly by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2017. They offer a range of materials which explore the theme for 2017, How Can Life Go on? The resources are designed to be integrated into ‘regular’ […]
Inter Faith Week 2016 provides an opportunity 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 contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society; and to increase understanding between people of religious and […]
This lecture by the Archbishop of Basra, His Grace Habib al-Naufaly, is being held at the Centre for World Christianity, (SOAS), University of London on Tuesday 15th November 2016 20.00 – 21.00. For more details download the flyer.
This two-day international conference, Tue 22 – Wed 23 Nov 2016, explores the life and thought of Louis Massignon within an ecumenical and dialogical perspective. Louis Massignon (25 July 1883 – 31 October 1962) was a Melkite Greek Catholic Priest, a Catholic scholar of Islam and a well-known religious and political figure in the relationship between […]
Faith leaders have issued a statement to world leaders supporting the agreement on climate change, adopted by UN negotiators on 12 December 2015, but also asking for more ambitious action. An interfaith group handed the statement to the president of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 18 April 2016. Signatories include: Rev. Dr Olav […]