Faith to Faith, a Christian consultancy and network of individuals, groups and churches, became part of the Global Connections network in August 2007 as a Forum and Resource Centre on other faiths in the UK.
Who is it for?
This forum brings together individuals, agencies, churches, Christian Unions, colleges and any Christians involved in ministry and mission amongst those of other faiths in the UK.
What is the focus of the forum?
The Faith to Faith forum supports Christians in relating to people of other faiths in Britain, through a network of both academics and practitioners, who wish to share their expertise and experiences and to learn together. All Christians are welcome to join us as we seek to be equipped for mission and ministry in our multifaith context in the 21st century.
What is the Faith to Faith Resource Centre?
The Resource Centre’s main focus is to provide or recommend materials for Christians who wish to engage with people of other faiths; these include courses, occasional papers and other materials, some of which are already available in the Global Connections on-line shop. We also publish a newsletter that is available as a pdf from this website - your contributions to this are welcome. A range of study courses is currently available from the online shop and more resources will become available over time.
What issues have we covered recently?
As the Faith to Faith network, we have looked at the nature of specific faiths and at how to reach out to people of those faiths (including testimonies and stories), good practice in training, evangelicals in interfaith work, mobilising 18s to 30s in interfaith work, dialogue between young Christians and Muslims, British South Asian spirituality, issues faced by Christian teachers in multi-faith schools, co-belligerence, ministry to Persians in the UK, contextualisation, Asian Family Matters, ethical evangelism amongst people of different faiths and many other issues.
When do we meet?
The forum meets twice at year on varied days of the week and tries to meet in different parts of the country. Meetings start mid-morning and finish mid-afternoon.
Do we meet virtually?
No, not at present, but do take a look at www.distinctlywelcoming.com which is run by our former Mission Consultant, the Revd Richard Sudworth.
Who is on the planning team?
Ann Bower, Co-ordinator for Faith to Faith (Global Connections), John Corrie (Trinity College Bristol), Colin Edwards (Urban Vision), Bryan Knell (Consultant Global Connections), Richard McCallum (Yeovil Community Church), Kumar Rajagopalan (London Baptist Association) and Phil Rawlings (Oldham Anglican Interfaith Officer)