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Resources in Interfaith dialogue and relationships
Learn more about Islam and prepare for Christian-Muslim relationships by reading these recommended books. Disclaimer: This list of recommended books represents different perspectives regarding Christian-Muslim relations, interfaith work and Islamophobia. For the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s official stance on Christian-Muslim relations, please see the related PC(USA) policy statements and guidelines approved by the General Assembly.
Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit, this document provides information about potential interfaith small group activities to encourage and facilitate understanding, friendship, peace and reconciliation.
Written by Christine J. Hong, this article provides important information to assist in planning a fruitful interreligious worship service, celebration or gathering.
This is a draft of materials prepared for the interreligious events section of the forthcoming edition of the Book of Common Worship (WJKP, 2018). The suggestions are offered to assist in planning an interreligious or community gathering in a time of conflict or crisis. These ideas might also be adapted for ecumenical services.
Interfaith celebrations should be planned by representatives from each participating faith. For that reason, this resource offers guidelines for liturgical planning with suggested liturgical resources Presbyterians may use to represent the Reformed Christian tradition.
The practice of prayer for persons of other faiths in the context of Christian worship is appropriate on any Lord’s Day, particularly at the time of an important day or season for another religious community. Such intercessions may lead to greater interfaith understanding and cooperation. Use the suggestions within this document as a model for… Read more »
A reflection by Rev. David Berry, associate pastor for missions at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
In his article, Reverend Dr. Whit Bodman, associate professor of comparative religion at Austin Seminary, details his knowledge of Islam and why he chooses to teach about the religion. A slightly edited version of this essay first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Windows, the Magazine of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Part of the… Read more »
A reflection by Dan McNerney, Frontier Fellowship. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
A reflection by Rev. David B. Carver, First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.