inter-religious - archive
a common word
above us and between us
An introduction and resourcefor the letter A Common Word between us and you
The letter A Common Word, addressed to Christian leaders around the world, and signed by 138 Muslim scholars, is an important contribution to Christian-Muslim relations and dialogue.
Many Churches have already made their responses and there also a number of related initiatives underway.
However as well as ‘responding', the letter provides an opportunity to further develop better relations between Christians and Muslims at a local level, and also to deepen awareness of issues between the two religions amongst Christians.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has produced a publication that will be a resource for churches and individuals who wish to explore these issues more deeply and who wish take the opportunity the letter affords to develop local inter faith relations.
This publication gives the background to the letter, offers a commentary on the issues that lie behind it and suggests resources for further reading and activity.
It has been written by Peter Colwell in consultation with others and is available as a free download (below) or as a published booklet - available through SCM-Canterbury Press, priced £5.00.
Above Us and Between Us - English single pages (PDF, 250k)
Above Us and Between Us - English double pages (PDF, 235k)
Above Us and Between Us - Welsh single pages (PDF, 115K)
Explore this one page Bible study from the book (above):
Above Us and Between Us - Bible Study (PDF, 90k)