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Manual for Interfaith Dialogue
Interfaith Education Initiative



Produced by the Interfaith Education Initiative, a collaboration of the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations and Episcopal Relief and Development, this manual provides a historical perspective on interfaith dialogue, background information on The Episcopal Church’s interfaith work, and nuts and bolts for being in interfaith relations on the local, national and international level. (76 pages, 8 ½ x11”)  60-0416

The manual is available at a nominal cost of $5 each from Episcopal Book / Resources .


Table of Contents

Interfaith Dialogue: The Beginnings

1. Historical Background to Interfaith Dialogue

2. Nostra Aetate: Declaration of the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, by the Roman Catholic Church

3. World Council of Churches Recommended Guidelines to Interfaith Dialogue

4. Episcopal Church USA Principles for Interfaith Dialogue

5. National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, Policy Statement on Interfaith Relations

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Relationships

6. First Declaration of Alexandria of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land

7. Why can't the Heirs of Abraham Just Get Along?

8. Striving Together in Dialogue: A Muslim-Christian Call to Reflection and Action

9. Godly Friendship

10. Jews, Christians, and Muslims: The Way of Dialogue

11. Reflection after a Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Temple Emanu-el, New York

Worshipping Together

12. An Introduction to Interfaith Worship Services

13. Planning Interfaith Worship: Toward Understanding Who We are as People of Faith

14. Interfaith Worship: A Sample Liturgy

15. Interfaith Worship: Prayers for Use in an Interfaith Service

Appendix: Documents and Resources for Further Study

16. Office of Ecumenical & Interreligious Relations

17. General Convention of the Episcopal Church, Resolutions on Interfaith Dialogue

18. Report by Network for Interfaith Concerns

19. Annotated Bibliography

20. Suggested Websites for Further Reference


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