Ecumenical Collaboration

Methodists collaborate with Christians from other denominations over a wide range of issues and activities. These websites are examples of these types of informal collaboration. Whilst all of them have Methodist involvement most are independent of the Methodist Church.

Christian Communities
Association of Interchurch Families
The Maranatha Community

Mission and Evangelism
Christian Enquiry Agency
Frontier Youth Trust

Lyfe
ReJesus

Justice and Social Action
Christian CND
Christian Ecology Link
Churches for All
The Church in New Housing Areas
Eco-Congregation/Eco-Church
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel
Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
National Estate Churches Network
Oikocredit
 

Christian Communities

Association of Interchurch Families
Association of Interchurch Families: Some people go to this site to learn more of what the churches are saying about the journey to Christian unity. Others go there because they have a family member or friend who is married to, or considering marrying, a Christian of another tradition. Still others go in an attempt to make sense of the pain and frustration they are feeling as they live in their marriage; the impact of the scandal of churches divided. More and more, however, people gp there to discover the richness and joy to be found in sharing in each other's church traditions, and worshipping as much as possible together in each other's churches.
                   
The Maranatha Community
The Maranatha Community: A scattered community of Christian men and women, drawn from all the main traditions, committed to the life of our local churches.
 

Mission and Evangelism                   

Christian Enquiry Agency
The Christian Enquiry Agency provides opportunities for people to enquire about Jesus Christ and, in confidence, supplies information about the Christian faith. Links with local churches are offered to all enquirers. The Agency works on behalf of all the major churches in England and in association with Evangelical Alliance, Bible Society and many Christian organisations. It is an agency of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and a registered charity.
                   
Frontier Youth Trust

Frontier Youth Trust (FYT) is working with young people at risk towards justice, equality and community; they are a Christian network dedicated to advancing the Kingdom of God. Based upon their direct experience of youth work and research, they also support, resource, inform, advise and train those working with and on behalf of disadvantaged young people. FYT believes that the most effective youth work is built upon Christian principles. Together, they strive to equip churches to reach towards their full potential by truly including disabled people.
                   
Lyfe
The Bible Society: lyfe: Do you have a passion for transforming your life? For seeing how it can be fully connected with God? lyfe is a new experience in connecting people with God and their world, with the sole aim of transforming lives. lyfe is not another study guide, or something only those with a theology degree can understand. It is a fresh and vital approach to encountering the Bible with both heart and mind, guided by the Spirit. Download a copy of the lyfe special edition welcome pack, get a few friends together for a coffee and give it a go!
                   
ReJesus
Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of those most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. ReJesus explores his life, character, teachings and followers. ReJesus looks at how he has been quoted, misquoted, filmed, reported on, worshipped and argued over. Please feel welcome to explore and post your questions, thoughts and prayers. 
 

Justice and Social Action                   

Christian CND
Christian CND is a specialist section of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Christian CND provides a focus for Christians who want to witness on the basis of their faith against nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, whilst also positively campaigning for peace.
                   
Christian Ecology Link (Green Christian)
The Christian Ecology Link aims to offer insights into ecology and the environment to Christian people and churches. It also offers Christian insights to the Green movement. Operation Noah is an inclusive group of committed Christians from across Britain. It welcomes people of faith, and none. Operation Noah was founded in 2001 by Christian Ecology Link (CEL) and later became a joint project of of CEL and the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. It was the first Christian campaign to focus exclusively on the issue of Climate Change and this continues to be its mission.
                   
Churches for All

Churches for All is a partnership of UK Christian disability organisations. The partners have a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge on disability issues; challenging and enabling churches to fully include disabled people.

Their aim is to help churches create and sustain an environment where disabled people can participate fully in church life for the benefit of all. Disabled people are involved in the leadership of Churches for All and many of its partner organisations.
                   
The Church in New Housing Areas

The Church in New Housing Areas website exists to help churches meet the challenge and opportunity posed by the new housing areas in England. It was set up by the Churches Together in England Enabling Group when representatives of denominations at regional and local level asked CTE to set up its Co-ordinating Group for New Housing Areas. Like the other CTE co-ordinating groups it has sought to bring together a good cross section of key, informed, and helpful representatives from the different church and agency networks concerned with the particular area of concern. The site contains information about planning, community and churches on new housing estates.
                   
Eco-Congregation/Eco-Church

Eco-Congregation/Eco-Church is an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and to respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community.
                   
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) seeks to support local and international efforts to end the Israeli occupation and bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, based on international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.
                   
Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) is a membership organisation working for economic justice, environmental stewardship, and corporate and investor responsibility.

ECCR's British, Irish and international members include representatives of many Christian denominations, faith-based investors, religious communities and orders, non-governmental organisations, ethical investment managers, and committed individuals.

ECCR acts as a forum where issues of corporate and investor responsibility are researched and studied, information and ideas are exchanged, and strategies are planned and implemented. ECCR's company and thematic reports, briefing papers, quarterly Bulletin, monthly e-newsletter and web-based news will help you keep up to date on how leading transnational companies measure up to environmental, social and governance standards.               
                   
National Estate Churches Network
The National Estate Churches Network has a website devoted to helping those Christians who live and work on the housing estates of England. They know from experience how isolating it can sometimes feel, despite all the wonderful gospel benefits of having our feet firmly where many of God's special people live. The major denominations are very much involved in the Network but all Christians of every flavour are really welcome! There are groups all around the country that offer support and insights.
                   
Oikocredit

Oikocredit was founded and developed in 1975 through the World Council of Churches. It is a worldwide cooperative society promoting global justice by challenging people, churches, and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. A UK office has opened recently and aims to work closely with the ecumenical movement to implement its mission. It has member capital of 318 million euros from 30,000 worldwide investors.

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