“There’s never a replacement for on-the-ground, hands-on relationship-building.”
-Rev. Alan Jones
This is so true…Nevertheless, the members of CUIR want to share some resources that have been helpful, inspiring, and challenging in our ecumenical and interfaith work. Our hope is that this list continues to grow. If you have any resources that have been especially powerful for you, please share them with us through Akiko Miyake-Stoner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
In the Fall of 2019, CUIR sent out a survey to all California-Nevada Annual Conference churches. Nearly 100 people responded. In the survey we inquired about various areas of ecumenical and interreligious engagement, how relationships are built or barriers to relationships, and how CUIR can better support local engagement. Below is a compilation of the various ecumenical and interreligious groups/organizations that respondents shared about. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by District with a website listed where available.
Central Valley District:
El Camino Real
Great Northern District
Los Rios District
National and International organizations
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search For Understanding, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Faith_Club/HrVPGGs4kBAC?hl=en&gbpv=0
*A note: Please be mindful about cultural appropriation when using prayers from other faith traditions in worship and other settings. Be sure to provide background and context. Always give credit to the writer and/or faith tradition.
Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute: https://geii.org/
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