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Eco-action

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.”

Useful links:

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Uniting Green

 

Visiting other places of worship 

The Forum for Christians, Jews and Muslims has produced some very useful brochures:

Entering a church

Entering a synagogue

Entering a mosque

 

2012 Uniting Church Assembly – Adelaide

13th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia

Minute 12.17.05

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.

([passed by] Agreement)