Methodist Inter Faith Relations

The Methodist Church
August 2018

Inter Faith Relations

Welcome to your second issue of Methodist Inter Faith Relations. This newsletter will contain news and updates about inter faith dialogue taking place around the Methodist Church, in line with Our Calling.

If you have any stories, book suggestions or photos for future use in this newsletter please feel free to send them into us.

Touchstone’s Grand Opening

Touchstone Bradford will unveil their brand new building on Saturday 15 September, 2018 between 11am-2pm, offical opening at 12.30pm. For more information visit their brand new website.


21 for 21

The President of the Methodist Conference, The Revd Michaela A Youngson, will be on the judging panel at 21 for 21.

This initiative is a search for 21 young leaders who have helped to break down barriers between the three dynamic religions. These 21 — seven Jews, seven Christians, seven Muslims — are at work today, leading projects, creating dialogues, running organisations: all demonstrating in their work and their lives how their faith makes them more open, not less, to friendships and social action across cultural boundaries.

To find out more visit:

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) has been celebrating its 75th anniversary and the Methodist Conference this summer commended its continuing work. In responding to the same Memorial from Lincolnshire District, the Conference also deplored the rising level of anti-Semitic incidents in our country and condemned anti-Semitism as ‘evil and wrong’.  The full text is contained in Notice of Motion 105 which can be found here.


Team Leader for the Joint Public Issues Team, Rachel Lampard, recently visited the Holy Land with the CCJ, meeting people across the faith communities, and her reflection can still be read here.

Inter Faith Summit 2018

The Faith & Belief Forum Youth Council’s annual Interfaith Summit returns on 15 November this year. For more information: click here

The Three Faiths Forum changed its name this May to the Faith & Belief Forum. The Forum continues to run its ParliaMentors scheme, under which teams of university students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs collaborate to create real social change while being mentored by MPs.  It has also launched a Charter for Faith & Belief Inclusion, a series of principles that support inclusivity and promote the need for a more open and constructive conversation about faith and belief in our communities.  Details can be found on their excellent website.

Inter Faith Week 11-18 November

Join the week long campaign to encourage good inter faith relations in your local churches and communitites.

Three months to go!

What have you got planned? Share your stories with us or visit theInter Faith Week website and publicise your own activities there.

Have you got your Inter Faith Tool Kit?

Volunteer opportunities


Inter Faith Activists: volunteers needed for refugee camp

St Ethelburga’s are looking for young adults to volunteer in refugee camps in Europe.


For more information email or visit the website

Mission Statement: it is hoped to create a community of dialogue among Methodist inter faith practitioners and others; to resource, help develop and strengthen this particular interest group.

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