Christian-Muslim Relations Toolkit: Learn—Further Study

Curricula

The Thoughtful Christian has several adult studies related to the topic of Christian-Muslim interfaith relations. Each study includes a leader’s guide.

  • Islam — 4 sessions Click here for a sample.
    The purpose of these sessions is to give participants a basic understanding of the history of Islam; its holy books and central doctrines; the geographical, religious, social and political dimensions of the spread of Islam, and the history of Muslim and Christian relations to encourage deeper understanding and respect today.
  • Introduction to the Koran — 2 sessions Click here for a sample.
    The purpose of these sessions is to familiarize participants with the origin, form and function of the Koran in Islam; to help Christians discover the similarities and differences between the Koran and the Bible; and to provide an overview of the Koran’s content.
  • Interfaith Marriage — 2 sessions Click here for a sample.
    These sessions focus on identifying the challenges and opportunities faced by those in interfaith marriages, as well as exploring the views of Christianity, Islam and Judaism regarding marriage and interfaith marriage.

Books

Other publications

  • What is the Truth About American Muslims? Organized and produced by Interfaith Alliance and Religious Freedom Education Project of the First Amendment Center, this educational booklet provides answers to questions about religious freedom and dispels myths about American Muslims.

Need more resources? Contact Ellen Sherby, coordinator for Equipping for Mission Involvement, at ellen.sherby@pcusa.org or Stephanie Caudill, mission associate for Equipping for Mission Involvement, at stephanie.caudill@pcusa.org.