Inter-religious Relationships

Chair: Rev. Dr. Reynaldo Leão “Léo” Neto (Methodist Church in Britain)

The Inter-religious Relations committee is charged with working to advance genuine open and loving relationships between member churches of the Council and peoples of other religions, by exchanging news, information, ideas and resources relating to inter-religious concerns.




News Articles

Statement on President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Interrelgious Relations, News & Events, Press Releases

  The World Methodist Council (WMC) and its member churches acknowledge the foundational role that the Holy City of Jerusalem has played in the history of the Christian Faith. The WMC, in partnership with two of its member churches, maintains a presence in the city through The Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem, which serves to increase awareness and involvement of the Methodist-Wesleyan community in current issues affecting Israel and Palestine. At this time of social, political, and religious sensitivity around the status of Jerusalem, we express dismay at the announcement of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of

Churches Call on UK Government to Support Stateless People

Interrelgious Relations, News & Events, Social & International Affairs

(from the Methodist Church in Britain) A new initiative calling for improved rights and better support for ‘stateless’ people has been backed by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and Rabbi Hershel Gluck OBE, chairman of the Arab-Jewish Forum. The pair have joined 110 religious and faith leaders in signing a statement urging the UK Government to do more to welcome those who no longer have a country to call their home. The move comes during Inter Faith Week (12-19 November) which seeks to build on the good relationships and partnerships between people of very diverse faiths and

Statement on Rohingya Persecution

Interrelgious Relations, News & Events, Social & International Affairs

The World Methodist Council notes with alarm the “ethnic cleansing” of minority Muslims known as the Rohingya by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine province. It is estimated that at least 400 and possibly as many as 1,000 of the Rohingya ethnic minority have died since 25 August as a result of clashes and attacks on civilians including women and children. We condemn the violence, persecution and human rights abuses of the Rohingya by Rakhine Buddhists and government personnel, and we appeal to State Counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her government to stop the abuse and

Crisscrossing Boundaries

Interrelgious Relations

The evangelists tell us that Jesus crisscrossed borders bringing his message about God’s love for all, compassion and forgiveness at an individual level, peace and justice in society, good will towards neighbours and attention to the lilies of the fields, birds of the air, and the waters from the wells. Jesus said, “whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within them” (John 7:38). A small WMC delegation composed of the General Secretary, the Chair of the Inter Religious Relationships Standing Committee and the two Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem Team Members visited the Jordan River Valley