i-book launched to help Anglicans/Episcopalians and other Christians engage with people of other faiths.
The Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns (NIFCON) has launched an exciting and valuable new resource to assist Anglicans and other Christians in their engagement with people of other faiths.
Generous Love: the truth of the Gospel and the call to dialogue - an Anglican theology of inter faith relations was produced in 2008 by NIFCON members. The report, which formed the basis for work at the 2008 Lambeth Conference in this field, has become increasingly well-known over the last three years, and is becoming a bench-mark for involvement by Anglicans in inter faith relations throughout the Communion.
When Generous Love was published the team responsible for it committed themselves to work on a 'study guide' designed to help clergy and laity make more effective use of the report. The 'i-book' published this week online on the Anglican Communion website is the result. It offers notes and articles on a number of the topics covered in the report, linked Bible studies, prayers and questions for discussion.
Clare Amos, Director for Theological Studies in the Anglican Communion Office and with responsibility for the work of NIFCON said: "Those of us who have worked in this i-book study guide for Generous Love are pleased and excited to see it launched. It offers a new model for educational communication around the Anglican Communion.
"The study guide acknowledges the importance of context in relation to our engagement with people of other faiths: the situation in Pakistan, for example, is very different to the context in Britain, while that for Anglicans in Egypt, Nigeria, India or the United States is varied yet again. I want to make a positive request to Anglicans around the world to share with us any material (particularly video and audio) that they may have which illustrates their engagement with people of other faiths.
You can access helpful material at:
World Congress of Faiths – Collaboration House, 77-79, Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW
Courses you may find helpful can be found here