Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit, this document offers insight on how Muslims understand Christianity and Christians. It also provides interfaith guidelines for dialogue. Text taken from Christians and Muslims in Dialogue: Facets of a Relationship.
Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit, this document explains there are cultural and theological variations among Muslim populations. Text taken from Christians and Muslims in Dialogue: Facets of a Relationship.
Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit, this document explains the basic tenets of Islam, including God (Allah), Angels and the Five Pillars of Practice. Text taken from Christians and Muslims in Dialogue: Facets of a Relationship.
If you’ve come upon this toolkit, you (or your congregation) are probably on a journey of learning. Our prayer for you is that you will find stories of inspiration and practical resources that will help you along the journey. May your path lead you to learn more about Islam, go deeper in your Christian faith and discover how God is calling you and your congregation into authentic and mutual relationships with Muslim brothers and sisters in your community and around the world. Download the "How to use this toolkit" page to help guide you through the various sections of the …
A reflection by Rev. David Berry, associate pastor for missions at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
In his article, Reverend Dr. Whit Bodman, associate professor of comparative religion at Austin Seminary, details his knowledge of Islam and why he chooses to teach about the religion. A slightly edited version of this essay first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Windows, the Magazine of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
A reflection by Dan McNerney, Frontier Fellowship. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
A reflection by Rev. David B. Carver, First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit.
Doug facilitates relationships between PC(USA) congregations and the church’s mission partners in Israel and Palestine, and he resources Presbyterian groups who visit the region. He cultivates connections that encourage Middle Eastern Christians and inspire U.S. Presbyterians. Following the Prince of Peace, Christians in the Middle East work tirelessly for reconciliation and render valuable service to people of all faiths. In his role, Doug says he strives to express the broader Christian calling to “employ the unique gifts, talents, and skills that we possess to further God’s reign here on earth.” He draws strength from the Presbyterian commitment to “Christ’s ministries …
I work to accompany the leaders and people of the Presbyterian Church of Honduras as they participate in theological education and organizational development as a relatively new denomination in a country riven with violence and poverty. I think of myself as a chaplain, listening reflectively and actively. I don’t often teach, but I walk with those who are learning. I don’t lead, but I am a friend to those who do. I seek to be a pastoral presence to the leaders of a church striving to be a light in darkness, a city on a hill.