Interfaith Links

Christian Websites for Interreligious Dialogue

Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network

http://www.ei-research.net/

Ecclesiological Investigations brings together quality research and inspiring debates worldwide from a network of international scholars, research centres and projects in the ecclesiological field. The Network seeks to promote studies, research, dialogue and collaboration across the broad spectrum of the Christian tradition and to promote genuinely collaborative ecclesiology in national, international, intra-ecclesial and ecumenical contexts. It aims to serve as a hub to foster and facilitate conversation and collaboration that is both open and pluralistic in character

Irish School of Ecumenics: 

www.tcd.ie/ise/

This is the website of Ireland’s Centre for Ecumenical Studies, International Peace Studies and Reconciliation Studies at Trinity College Dublin. It contains extensive information about its staff, research and publications and the academic programs offered at its campuses in Dublin and Belfast as well as latest news and upcoming events. It also contains extensive links to other academic institutions which offer studies in various aspects of peace and reconciliation

Jesuits (USA):

puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/dialogue

This page is devoted to documentation, reports and interconnections on interreligious dialogue in the ministries of the Jesuits of the United States. The site includes documents from the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue, including an archive of the publication Jesuits in Dialogue, access to extensive documentation and a list of (mainly American) interfaith links. Other areas of interest are Resources for Interfaith Marriage and a link with a Muslim-Christian Marriage Support Group

Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (MID):

www.monasticdialog.com

The website of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue is sponsored by the North American Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries of men and women.  From this site you can find out about the history of MID, beginning with interfaith encounters between East and West in the 1960s. Resources include back copies of MID Bulletins, book reviews, and links to a multitude of interreligious resources (monasteries, institutions and dialogues) with a monastic flavour. The ’News’ section contains information about interreligious events and new publications

Pontifical Institute for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID):

www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/index.htm

This is the website of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  It contains most significant letters and statements issuing from the Vatican, from Dialogue and Proclamation (1991) to greetings sent annually to the various faith communities

 

Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department

For resources on the Catholic Church and Interfaith Dialogue see http://www.scarboromissions.ca/interfaith-dialogue/the-church-dialogue For resources on the Golden Rule see http://www.scarboromissions.ca/golden-rule/educational-resource

In recent years, the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department in Toronto, Canada has committed itself to building a website featuring curriculum and useful educational resources for interfaith work. These resources include online courses, toolkits, best practices, do-it-yourself workshops, activities, multifaith prayer services, guidelines, games, meditations, powerpoint, etc.

 

Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, US Conference of Catholic Bishops: 

www.usccb.org/seia

Although its main focus is inter-Christian relationships this website is excellent for information about US  interreligious dialogues and contains a good general bibliography for Catholics interested in interreligious dialogue 

Uniting Church (Australia) - Relations with Other Faiths:

www.assembly.uca.org.au/rof/

This website was launched in 2009 and contains a wide variety of resources, upcoming events and Australian interfaith news

World Council of Churches (WCC):

www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/index-e.html

This ecumenical site gives an interfaith rationale for interreligious dialogue while noting some biblical resources.  An e-zine ‘Current Dialogue’ contains a wealth of articles on interreligious dialogue, news about interreligious events and related WCC consultation reports. It contains many useful links to other interfaith organizations

Interfaith Websites

BeliefNet:

www.beliefnet.com

A general site on religion and spirituality across many religious traditions

Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions:

www.parliamentofreligions.org

The website contains a history of the World Parliament of Religions from its origins in 1893, including the Melbourne Parliament held in 2009

The Council for Chaplains in Tertiary Institutions (CCTI)

http://www.cctivictoria.org/

The official ecumenical and multifaith agency that is responsible for the accreditation of chaplains in all higher education institutions in Victoria.

InterAction

http://www.interaction.org.au/Home/tabid/104/Default.aspx

A multi-faith youth network of inspired young people from diverse cultural, spiritual & religious backgrounds engaged in common action for the common good.

Interfaith Calendar

www.interfaithcalendar.org

Information about dates of important religious festivals in the main religious traditions

Interfaith Encounter Association:

www.interfaith-encounter.org

The Interfaith Encounter Association, established in the 1950s, is an association of Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross cultural study. Its current projects include weekend retreats, the Women’s Interfaith Encounter (launched in 2001) and Youth Interfaith Encounter (begun in 2002). You can also subscribe to the IEA newsletter

 

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

http://theinterfaithobserver.org/

An electronic journal created in September 2011 to explore interreligious relations and the interfaith movement. In providing historical perspectives, current interfaith news, and maps and sign-posts for newcomers, it offers a context to explore and respond to the new religious world around us.

 

Jewish-Christian-Muslim Association of Australia:

www.jcma.org.au/about.html

This is the website of JCMA, a Victorian based organization established in 2003 aims to enable people of faith to deepen their understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Australia today by meeting, engaging with and learning from Jews, Christians and Muslims

The Regional Interfaith Network (RIN)

http://www.regionalinterfaith.org.au/

This website was established in Melbourne, Australia in December 2010 with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Founding organizations are Australian Multicultural Foundation (www.amf.net.au), Religions For Peace (http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/), The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne (www.interfaithcentre.org.au) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (http://www.icv.org.au/)

Religions for Peace (formerly World Conference of Religions for Peace -WCRP):

www.wcrp.org

A global coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to work for world peace

Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network

http://www.religionsforpeace.org/who-we-are/global-women-faith-network

This is the site of the World Conference of Religions for Peace which was founded in Japan in 1970 to provide leaders of the world’s many religions with a forum in which to ‘share common concerns, address common challenges and express their hopes for the future’. The WCRP belief is that when religious leaders transcend mono-denominational affiliations and ethnicities that keep communities apart they can assist in rebuilding peaceful societies in the aftermath of violence. The site contains reports from the World Assemblies of WCRP and information about the Global Women of Faith Network

Women’s Interfaith Network (Sydney):

http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/index.php/1325-nsw-women-s-interfaith-network-meeting

The Women’s Iterfaith Network (Sydney) is a gathering of women of different religious traditions who meet and work to promote harmony, understanding and respect among the followers of the various world religions, and stand together as a sign of solidarity among people of faith

Buddhist-Christian Website

The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies:

www.society-buddhist-christian-studies.org/index.html

This is a website which supports activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity, whether by groups or individuals

Christian-Muslim Websites

A Common Word – Official Website

http://www.acommonword.com/index.php?lang=en

This site contains an abbreviated form of “A Common Word between Us,” a letter to Christians from 138 Muslim scholars, and many of the Christian responses to the letter

The Christian Muslim Forum: Christians and Muslims Working Together.

http://www.christianmuslimforum.org/index.php

The Christian Muslim Forum is building and sharing news of relationships between Christians and Muslims in England and beyond – a  friendship which began with a small group of Muslims and Christians working on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Initiative in Christian-Muslim Relations. The Christian Muslim Forum is made up of members of the Muslim and Christian communities - Sunni, Shi'a, Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist and Coptic Orthodox - and includes various traditions, Evangelicals, Deobandis, Barelwis and Sufis

Birmingham University – Centre for Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (CSIC):

www.ptr.bham.ac.uk/postgraduate/atoz.shtml

The website for the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of  Birmingham offers a wide range of research and studies in Inter-religious Relations as well as its specialized studies in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations

Pontifical Institute for the Study of Arabic and Islamics: Rome

www.pisai.it/default.aspx?

This is the website of PISAI, a Catholic institute which aims at the ‘intellectual, and spiritual training of Christians for an encounter between Christianity and Islam, in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding’. It contains information about the institute’s program of studies, publications, events and activities, links and library

Jewish-Christian Websites

Bat Kol Institute

http://www.batkol.info/

This site, a service of the Jerusalem-based Bat Kol Institute, provides resources for Christians studying the Bible within its Jewish milieu, using Jewish sources. It includes Light of Torah study resources designed to offer insight into scripture from a Jewish perspectives as well as resources for learning biblical Hebrew, commentaries on the weekly Torah portion and information about Jerusalem study opportunities

Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews

www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/sub-index/index_relations-jews.htm

Under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, this site contains documentation of Catholic relations with the Jews

Etz Hayim—the "Tree of Life"

www.etz-hayim.com

This web site exists to promote Christian-Jewish relations and dialogue, and a joint biblical, spiritual and liturgical self-consciousness and cooperation. It contains resources for both Christian and Jews to learn about and understand each other, including the Torah Portion and Christian Lectionary readings of the week and a Glossary of Christian Terms for Jews and Jewish Terms for Christians. A Calendar marking Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy days is available

International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) :

www.iccj.org/en/index.php

This is the website of the ICCJ which serves as the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations world-wide. It promotes understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews based on respect for each other's identity and integrity. It also encourages research and education at all levels, including universities and theological seminaries.  The website of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews, and those of the State bodies can be found at www.ccjaustralia.org/en/

Muslim-Jewish Websites

The Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement (CMJE)

http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/about/

CMJE is a partnership between Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation, and the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Formally established in 2008, it aims to enhance mutual understanding between Jews and Muslims and to increase the ability of Jews and Muslims to engage with each on issues of mutual importance. It contains an archive of news stories about positive Muslim-Jewish encounters

The Aladdin Project

http://www.projetaladin.org/

The Aladdin Project aims to build bridges of knowledge between Jews and Muslims, fighting ignorance, disinformation and incitement to hatred. It is a common endeavour for shared knowledge, mutual respect and peace.

Sharing the Well - a resource for Jewish-Muslim Engagement