Launching a new programme of local Church-Mosque conversations


This Inter Faith Week (14-21 November), CMF, with the support of the Church of England’s Presence and Engagement team, are working with partners from the Muslim Council of Britain, United Reformed Church, Salvation Army, Baptists Union and the Methodist Church to launch a second programme of Church-Mosque conversations.

The scheme brings together a church and a mosque in a shared neighbourhood and offers them guidance about how they might go about setting up a local conversation. Now that places of worship are open after the Covid lockdowns, this could be held at a faith centre or over a shared meal for instance.

The appeal is for churches and mosques to volunteer for the new programme, particularly where they have not attempted such an interfaith encounter previously. The aim is for Christians and Muslims to learn more about each other’s faith and practices, to foster understanding and to take the first step in meeting neighbours from a different faith.

The programme builds on a highly successful digital pilot last year, which brought mosque and church congregations together for a series of online conversations. Using Zoom technology, topics of exchange included lessons learnt from living through a global pandemic, comparing religious festivals and how to develop more local co-operation.

To register your interest to join the new programme, please fill out the expression of interest form and we’ll be in touch with you in the coming days.