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The work of the NCC Office for Interfaith Relations is funded primarily by gifts from NCC member churches specifically designated for interfaith relations. Some support also comes from grants allocated to specific projects. Increasingly we are looking for generous individuals to help us provide resources and develop new programs.  Contact Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos if you can help, and/or for more information.

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The Interfaith Relations Commission exercises special responsibility within the life of the Council for programs, resources and communication integral to the building and maintenance of interfaith relationships, and to theological reflection of these relationships.  The Commission works with and on behalf of the churches to strengthen relationships between Christians and people of other faiths through study, dialogue, the development of cooperative programs and the sharing of resources and information.  It provides an ecumenical forum for sharing, common counsel and theological reflection regarding interfaith relations, and coordinates its work with other entities of the Council as appropriate.

In order to further this work, this year, the Commission appointed three task groups:

1. Theology of Interfaith Relations: To reflect theologically on interfaith relations and on Christian witness in the pluralistic North American context, through dialogue, writing, consultations and workshops.

2. Relationships with Interfaith Partners: To build relationships with people and organizations of other faith traditions, and to network among churches, councils of churches and ecumenical partners encouraging their work on interfaith relations. This includes national Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogues.

3. Resources: To develop and disseminate educational resources in interfaith dialogue and collaboration for use in local congregations.  

Interfaith Study Guides for congregations now online.

NCC names five congregations
as 'Interfaith Engaged' leaders

New York, December 6, 2011 -- Five congregations demonstrating a special enthusiasm and exemplary work for interfaith relations have been named "model interfaith engaged congregations" by the National Council of Churches.
In June, the NCC's Interfaith Relations Commission asked for nominations from its member communions and other communities affiliated with the Council of congregations that "have something important to share about interfaith engagement."

As a result of the national initiative, the Commission has announced the following honorees:

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Okla.
Community Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Tempe, Ariz.
Episcopal Tri-Faith Ministries, Ashland, Neb.
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Eugene, Ore.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

For more information, click here.