The United Church participates in interfaith dialogue and action through local, national, and global organizations. The church has published major statements and study guides on whole world ecumenism and the United Church’s relations with Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu religions.
Interfaith Dialogue Organizations
- Canadian Christian-Jewish Consultation
- National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee
- The North American Interfaith Network
- Parliament of the World's Religions
- Religions for Peace
Mending the World: An Ecumenical Vision for Healing and Reconciliation
Mending the World (1997) report about whole world ecumenism. It shows the strong conviction among church members that God, who loves this world, works for its mending, and calls the church to join with people of different faiths and ideologies in this essential work.
Bearing Faithful Witness: United Church–Jewish Relations Today
Bearing Faithful Witness (1997) provides guidelines for the relationship with Jews and Judaism and for the related interpretation of scripture within The United Church of Canada. It seeks to be a faithful expression of our understanding of United Church–Jewish relations. The group study guide is a useful tool for reflection about relationships with our Jewish neighbours.
That We May Know Each Other: United Church–Muslim Relations Today
The report, That We May Know Each Other (2006) which encourages reconciliation, understanding, and co-operation between United Church people and our Muslim neighbours. Congregations are encouraged to continue using the study guide as a basis for gaining a better understanding of the relationship of the United Church to Islam, and for engaging in dialogue with Muslim neighbours.
Honouring the Divine in Each Other: United Church-Hindu Relations Today
This study guide on a proposed interfaith statement on the relationship between the United Church and members of the Hindu religion is offered for study and response by December 31, 2016.