Ystyriwch, Gyfeillion annwyl, gymhellion cariad a gwirionedd yn eich calonnau. Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. x

Christian and Interfaith Relations (QCCIR)

Quaker Committee of Christian and Interfaith Relations (QCCIR)

QCCIR is a consciously three nation committee, as the Churches are so structured also (with Chuches Together in England, Cytûn, and Action by Churches Together in Scotland ACTS), so the Committee meets within its triennium in both Scotland and Wales.

QCCIR continues to work hard to engage in dialogue with Christian and Faith groups on theological and justice issues.

Accountable to Britain Yearly Meeting Trustees, the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations is responsible for keeping Britain Yearly Meeting informed of the various movements towards inter-church co-operation and opportunities for interfaith dialogue, and for responding on behalf of the Yearly Meeting so that Friends’ views on issues of faith and order are represented to other churches and communities of faith. (Quaker faith & practice 9.13.)

QCCIR’s current focus has been on three areas: Inter-faith work with our Muslim friends, World Council of Church’s (WCC) paper ‘The Church –Towards a Common Vision’ and Theism and Non-Theism.

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Committee News

  • The next QCCIR meeting will take place in Cardiff over the weekend of 10 – 12 June 2016.
  • QCCIR will have a stall at Yearly Meeting on Friday 27 May. It will host Billy Kennedy 4th President of Churches Together in England on Saturday the 28th  and a Sikh guest on the 29th – look out for their Special Interest Groups. Yearly Meeting will be 27 – 30 May 2016 at Friends House, London.
  • You can subscribe to CIRcular, QCCIR’s annual newsletter by contacting the Committee Secretary, Marigold Bentley.

Link to the Quakers in Britain website QCCIR area

QCCIR website has a number of publications that Local and Area Meetings can access/download to assist them.

Inter-faith resource material – in Welsh

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Inter faith organisations:

Inter Faith Network for the UK

Cytûn – Churches Together in Wales

Churches together in Britain and Ireland

Scottish Inter-Faith Council

Inter-Faith Council for Wales

Council of Christians and Jews

Christian Muslim Forum

World Congress of Faiths

World Council of Churches (WCC)

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Quakers and Cytûn

 

Link to QCCIR Reports to Meeting of Friends in Wales