Inter Faith Relations

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

It does this through Worship, Learning and Caring, Service and Evangelism.

As part of our Learning and Caring, the Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care. And as part of our Service, the Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.

So in regards to Inter Faith Relations:

In this mission, the Church’s vocation is to be a sign, witness, foretaste and instrument of God’s kingdom. This involves both evangelism and social action, and, in our day especially, engaging with people of differing cultures and religious faiths. Christians of all traditions are at the beginning of a long period of growing dialogue with people of other faiths. To refuse opportunities for such dialogue would be a denial of both tolerance and Christian love. To predict, at this point in time, the outcome of such dialogue would be presumptuous or faithless; Christians may enter such dialogues in the faith that God will give them deeper insight into the truth of Christ. - 1999, Methodist Conference statement: ‘Called to Love and Praise’.