Caring for Future Generations:
Jewish, Christian and Islamic Perspectives
Agius and Lionel Chircop
Using as a focal point the conceptual
framework of an abiding respect for human rights, in particular the rights of
future generations, the contributors demonstrate that the three monotheistic faiths
share several basic convictions, such as the need to protect our Earth for the
benefit of our progeny, the fundamental unity of the human family, and the unity
of past, present, and future generations.
for Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims
Building New Bridges in
Hope: Statement of The United Methodist Church on Christian-Jewish Relations
Service Center #02574
1996 General Conference statement on Jewish-Christian
Sharing Shalom: A Process for Local Interfaith
Dialogue Between Christians and Jews
A. Cunningham and Arthur R. Starr, editors.
Service Center: English #02820, Spanish #02992, Korean #02993
to bridge the gap between mission scholarship and mission as understood by laypersons.
There are chapters on the biblical basis for mission, concepts of mission in the
21st century and social justice issues and mission.
and Islam: A Missiological Encounter
and Glory Dharmaraj, 1999
See especially final chapter "Missiological
Misunderstanding Between Christianity and Islam."
Ecumenical Implications of the Discussions of the Global Nature of the Church
Service Center #02827
A collection of 20 papers written by United Methodists
and others providing the implications of the UMC international character and identity.
Understanding Folk Religion: a Christian Response to Popular Beliefs and Practices
G. Hiebert, R. Daniel Shaw, and Tite Tiénou
Baker Books, 1999
examines parts of our worldview and practice that are more North American than
Christian. Can a person worship on Sunday and participate in folk religion too?
In the Company of Other: A Dialogical Christology
Argues that Christians are called to learn from
people of other faiths rather than to convert them.
Together: A Way Forward in Christian-Muslim Relations
Describes the problems and opportunities of Christian-Muslim relations
in the USA.
When Religion Becomes Evil
Working across traditions and through
history, Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to basic corruptions
absolute truth claims, blind obedience, establishing the "ideal time,"
end justifies any means, declaring holy war and why only authentic faith
can prevent such evil.
One Earth, Many Religions:
Multifaith Dialogue and Global Responsibility
Orbis Books, 1995
Proposes that the best way to have correlational
(rather than pluralistic) dialogue is based on a shared commitment to promoting
the eco-human well being of Earth and humanity.
Bush Was Blazing but Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through
Dialogue and Liturgy
Eric H. F. Law
Louis, Mo: Chalice Press, 1996
The Wolf Shall Dwell
With the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community
H. F. Law
Chalice Press, 1993
Room for Grace
Eric H. F. Law
All three of these books provide insights and processes for
a discipline of consciously extending the boundaries of our communities to embrace
and affirm people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Mission in a Global Context
and Bonnie Sue Lewis, editors
Geneva Press, 2001
Service Center #03369
challenging perspectives on recent understandings of mission that give insight
about sharing the Gospel in a religiously and culturally complex world.
How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious
Ceremonies, Volumes 1 and 2
Stuart M. Matlins
and Arthur J. Magida, editors
Skylight Paths, 1999
Guide to rituals and
The Open Secret: An Introduction to
the Theology of Mission
Mission as faith, love, and hope in action.
Distinguishes between intrareligious and interreligious dialogue and
takes dialogue to lived faith. Sees religious tradition as responses to human
process of becoming.
More Light, Less Heat: How Dialogue
Can Transform Christian Conflicts into Growth
The powerful principles of "dialogue",
a simple and effective method for discussing fundamental disagreements in constructive
Practicing Truth: Confident Witness in Our Pluralistic
Linford Stutzman and David W. Shenk,
Herald Press, 1999
Focuses on enabling Christians and missionaries
to practice confident witness and truth without doing violence to others within
the current cultural contexts throughout the world.
and Orthodoxy: the Promise and Failures of Interconfessional Dialogue
Explores how dialogue and church life involve Christians
in a commitment to overcome injustice and to realize the full freedom promised
in the gospel.
Relating to People of Other Religions:
What Every Christian Needs to Know
Encourages readers to focus on similarities.