The Christian Interfaith Reference Group of The Canadian Council of Churches is collaborating with the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee to facilitate ways for members of our faith communities to know each other, to foster respect and to create opportunities for dialogue and joint action locally and nationally.
Together we are working on a project to map the diversity of Muslim-Christian communities in Canada, specifically focusing on the following areas:
- Identifying established Christian and Muslim partnerships happening across Canada, whether through dialogues or coordinated social justice activities;
- Identifying religious and cultural centres for Muslim communities in Canada that would be open to making connections with Christian congregations or groups interested in forming partnerships for dialogue and action.
The final goal of our project is to compile this information for an online resource whereby Muslims and Christians from across Canada could easily identify where joint collaborations and partnerships exist, or where there are possibilities for cooperation. Furthermore, it would provide a deeper understanding to members of the Christian community of the rich Muslim contribution to the beautiful mosaic of Canadian diversity.
For more details, please see the attached letter.
We ask you to share this letter, with its embedded survey link, with your church’s national and/or regional interfaith representatives and with organizations that might be interested in this project.
If you have questions, please email Maria Simakova, Christian Interfaith Reference Group Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.