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The Uniting Church in Australia National Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths was established to promote knowledge and understanding of other world faiths. As Christians, we believe that diversity is a part of God's creation. God calls us to live together in peace and love, and to engage in genuine dialogue with people of other faiths.
We hope this website will guide and inspire you to experience the rich blessings and wisdom that comes when we experience relationships with people of other faiths.
ROF Executive - 'finding space for the moderate voice'
The Relations with Other Faiths Working Group Executive met in Sydney on 11 February.
The role of the Working Group is to promote knowledge and understanding of other living world faiths and to develop respect and tolerance for the integrity of the beliefs of other faiths, cultures and traditions.
A call to friendship - Letter of Support
Rev. Michael Barnes, Relations with Other Faiths Convenor, has written a Letter of Support for World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Greetings to all in this special Week of World Interfaith Harmony.
On behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Assembly Relations with Other Faiths Working Group, I commend this global initiative and urge people across the world to celebrate the religious and cultural diversity of their own communities.
As Christians, we are called to live in harmony with all people and contribute to a world of peace, justice and hospitality.
Blessed and Called to Be a Blessing: Muslim-Christian Couples Sharing a Life Together
Rev. Helen Richmond, Regnum Studies in Mission, 2015
When Michelle and Yusef chose to embark on life together as a married couple, some things were sure to become a little more complicated thanks to their different faiths and cultural backgrounds.
For Michelle, an Australian-born Christian, and Yusef, a Muslim, one of their first experiences of balancing two different religious traditions was deciding how they would get married. And more specifically, who would conduct the service.
Rev. Helen Richmond, a Uniting Church Minister, relays their story in her new book, Blessed and Called to be a Blessing: Muslim-Christian Couples Sharing a Life Together.
World Interfaith Harmony Week
The first week of February marks World Interfaith Harmony Week - an opportunity for people across the globe to affirm their commitment to interfaith friendship and understanding.
The week provides a vehicle for religious leaders and people of faith to declare their support for peace and harmony among religions but also to encourage people to reach out to their neighbours.
Meeting our Muslim neighbours
Rev. Mark Dewar, Aitkenvale Uniting Church, QLD.
Members of the Aitkenvale Uniting Church Justice Advocacy Mission group visited Townsville Mosque recently. Through a mutual friend, we were invited along to visit the mosque, meet with members of its community and share with each other.
Community Peace Dinner
A community Peace Dinner marked the season of Christmas at Parramatta Mission’s Leigh Memorial Congregation on Saturday 5 December.
Following on from the congregation’s International Peace Day interfaith service, the dinner brought together a diverse group of 65 people including representatives of many Christian denominations, different faiths, local community and advocacy organisations as well as Federal and State MPs for Parramatta, Ms Julie Owens and Dr Geoff Lee.