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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
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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
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.
Resources: To develop and disseminate educational resources in interfaith dialogue
and collaboration for use in local congregations.
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:
Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Okla.
► Community Christian Church, Disciples
of Christ, Tempe, Ariz.
► Episcopal Tri-Faith Ministries,
► First Christian Church, Disciples of
Christ, Eugene, Ore.
► St. Alban's Episcopal Church,
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