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.

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Celebrating Interfaith September

Interrelgious Relations

The newest Standing Committee of the WMC is Inter-Religious Relationship. Our mandate is to assist and help resource our WMC members and others in establishing relationships that will build a society of understanding and peace with peopleof different religions in our home communities. The Uniting Church in Australia suggests that its congregations take the month of September to  build understanding and trust between people of different faiths and that it “is more important than ever.”

Islamic State Cannot be Defeated by Military Action Alone, Say Major British Church Leaders

Interrelgious Relations

Leaders of two of Britain’s major Churches say that the UK Government must not give into the rhetoric that Islamic State can simply be bombed out of existence. In a statement, leaders of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Methodist Church in Britain say that the case for military intervention can only be supported as one part of a broader political and economic strategy to tackle the ideology of IS.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue Conference Comes to Argentina

Interrelgious Relations

The Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina recently participated in a conference entitled “Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Commitment, Challenges and Experiences”. The conference, held from August 19-21 in Buenos Aries, Argentina included representatives from many different faiths. The event was organized by the International Council of Christians and Jews, and the Argentina Judeo-Christian Fellowship. Bishop Frank Nully Brown of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina spoke at the conference, which aimed to promote greater unity between Jews and Christians in Latin America. In attendance were over a hundred participants from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, the United