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It is the practice of the Office of Christian Unity and treatment Interreligious Relationships to engage in dialogue with other faith traditions as part of a Christian fellowship. We do not engage in bilateral dialogues as an individual denomination. When building understanding and trust with other faith traditions it is much more effective to join with other Christians. To draw the table larger is to build better understanding.

OCUIR has addressed interreligious relationships by affiliations with the NCCCUSA's Interfaith Relations Commission, Religions for Peace, as well as several Muslim and Jewish organizations. OCUIR has developed print and electronic educational and resource materials to be used by local congregations and regional groups for interfaith encounters.

Interfaith Task Force Targets Ebola Health Crisis
 Christians and Muslims are coming together to battle a deadly Ebola health crisis in Sierrra Leone. Religious leaders in the region are playing an important role in convincing people to take the epidemic seriously.  Read more about this ecumenical and look there interreligious effort.
The Power of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relationships
 Kathy Jones
Kathy Jones, director of Connectional Ministries for the 

South Carolina Annual Conference, discusses the power

of ecumenical relationships in addressing education issues

in her state.

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – South Carolina United Methodists are in the home stretch of their One Million Book Effort.   By June 3, 2014, they hope to reach their goal of http://www.caravanworkshops.com/cialis-tablets-vs-viagra collecting one million books to distribute through schools and libraries to children in low-income areas.

“We see a direct connection between illiteracy and poverty in our state,” said Kathy Jones, director of Connectional Ministries for the purchase viagra in mexico the best choice South Carolina Annual Conference.   She described the book effort and the challenges of poverty to participants at a United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) event in Albuquerque, April 28, 2014.  


Christian and Jewish Leaders Achieve Breakthrough, Resuming Dialogue and Engagement
The heads of Jewish and cialis canada online visit web site Christian organizations and denominations met in an unprecedented summit in New York City today to discuss strategies to strengthen and maintain relationships even in the face of significant disagreements. The gathering to discuss relationships and how we treat each other was the first to bring together these groups since a letter was sent on October 5, 2012 by Christian groups calling on Congress to investigate Israel’s use of U.S. military aid.
Seeking Justice at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
Peace PlenaryThe assembly engaged in deep reflection on one of abilify without only today the stated themes of the gathering—justice. In the day’s thematic plenary, we were challenged and inspired to engage in God’s work of justice in the world. We heard about greed and poverty, war, HIV/AIDS, and human rights and we were reminded that the God of life calls us to sharing in God’s justice. Malaysian journalist and Geneva-based South Center executive director told us “do not give charity but tackle the sinful structures that give rise to poverty.” South African pastor and alllandscapedata.com activist Phumzile Mabizela called us to action, stating that our prayers must accompany our work for justice. She said “prayer on its own will not bring us justice"


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