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inter faith theological advisory group



The Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group is a theological task group that resources the wider ecumenical work across the Four Nations in the area of the churches' engagement with issues of religious plurality. Its purpose is to resource different aspects of ecumenical work, and is an advisory group of CTBI. IFTAG reflects theologically on issues pertinent to the Churches relationship to people of other faiths.

Some of the issues that IFTAG has looked at include:

From time to time IFTAG organises conferences, seminars and colloquiums and details of these will be available on this page. We also make available some of the discussion papers that have been prepared by members of the group.

Forthcoming events

"Cacophony or Conversation? The Bible and Inter Faith Dialogue"
23-25 June 2015, High Leigh conference centre link to external website, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG

How should Christians use the Bible in inter-religious dialogue? How can the Bible help us to be more effective in dialogue? Does dialogue with people of other faiths lead us to read the Bible differently?

This Conference aims to open up a rich conversation about the Bible in the context of religious pluralism. It will draw together academics and practitioners to explore this important topic from a range of perspectives. Contributions will explore the nature of the Bible, approaches to reading the Bible together, other religious traditions reading Christian Scripture, and Christians reading other scriptures. The participation of all attendees will be crucial to the conversation.

Introductions will be led by two IFTAG members:

Keynote Speaker - Professor Hugh Pyper, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the University of Sheffied.

Reflections will be offered by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausener.

Speakers throughout the course of the event:


To book, please download and return the Booking Form (Word).
Please contact Natasha Richmond email, 0845 680 6851, for further information.  

Discussion Papers

Churches and multilateral Inter-Religious dialogueChurches and Multi-Lateral Inter-religious Dialogue - 2013 (PDF)

From Interfaith to Inter-religiousFrom Interfaith to Inter-Religious: Describing the new Post Inter-Faith Context - 2014 (PDF)

Interfaith and ecumenical dialogueInter Faith and Ecumenical Dialogue, resonances, differences, problems and possibilities - 2014 (PDF)


Other Papers, Article and Blogposts written by IFTAG members

'What is Sexual Jihad?' Bonnie Evans-Hills link to external website






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