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Interfaith toolkit

Interfaith toolkitEngage your neighbors

This kit contains a variety of resources to help as you engage with neighbors of faiths other than your own or prepare to do so. It contains “how to do it” sorts of pieces and examples of what others have done as well as more reflective materials on interfaith relationship as an integral part of being faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

 Getting Started in Interfaith Relations.

Loving our Buddhist and Muslim Neighbors.

A helpful guide for understanding Buddhism.

A helpful guide for understanding Christianity.

A helpful guide for understanding Hinduism.

A helpful guide for understanding Islam.

A helpful guide for understanding Sikhism. 

Strategies for Living Together as Friends.

Giving Thanks with our Interfaith Neighbors.

Using the Interfaith Toolkit

Two women walk with their arms around each other

Zainab Ampatuan and Peggy Thomas develop a friendship. Photo by David P. Young

It is okay to approach interfaith relations by diving in first and learning as you go or by studying first and then stepping into engagement. We hope that you will find useful tools here for either approach.

The Interfaith Toolkit has been designed to be flexible. New models of what Presbyterians are doing will be added as you tell us about them. Individual “tools” will be updated or deleted if not found useful. All the “tools” in this kit are available to be printed from this Web site and to be used freely.

The toolkit is the work of staff members serving a number of churches in the United States, particularly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. The Handbook on Faithful Living Workshops is the result of an ecumenical project involving four local communities in the United States, conducted by Jay T. Rock and funded by the Greenville Foundation and the UCC/Disciples of Christ. Material from other sources, including an interfaith study guide created for Disciples and a resource on interfaith dialogue from the United Church of Christ, is clearly marked so that you can use it with proper credit to its creators.