ECO-MISSION: AN INTER-FAITH APPROACH Clive W Ayre PhD
The Rev Dr Clive Ayre is Honorary Eco-Mission Consultant for the Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Chair-elect of the Qld Churches Environmental Network (QCT), and a Uniting Church representative on the NCCA Eco-Mission Project. He is a member of the Synod Interfaith Relationships Committee.
In his paper EcoMission_an Inter-Faith Approach Clive reflects on the theology and on the interfaith context in which we can work together for the common good.
“Just as Christian environmental Statements express fundamental agreement across virtually all confessional positions and divisions, so there is broad agreement among world faiths.”
Visiting other places of worship
The Forum for Christians, Jews and Muslims has produced some very useful brochures:
2012 Uniting Church Assembly – Adelaide
13th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia
Working Group on Relations with other Faiths
Friendship in the Presence of Difference: Christian Wtness in Multifaith Australia
(a) note that “We are a Multicultural Church” (Assembly, 1985) that embraces cultural diversity as a gift from the Creator;
(b) note that the church lives in a multicultural and cross cultural society and therefore reaches out to people of different cultures and faiths (Living with a neighbour who is Different: Christian Vocation in Multifaith Australia, 9th Assembly 2000)
(c) receive the paper Friendship in the presence of Difference: Christian Witness in Multifaith Australia (Relations with Other Faiths report Appendix 1) as an update to the resources Living with a neighbour who is Different: Christian Vocation in Multifaith Australia, 9th Assembly 2000;
(d) request the Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths to develop resources associated with the paper; and
(e) commend the paper Friendship in the presence of Difference: Christian Witness in Multifaith Australia and the associated study resources to presbyteries and congregations for their use.
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