About Interreligious Relations and Collaboration
The Interreligious Relations and Collaboration Convening Table is composed of persons with theological and/or practical expertise in interfaith relationships and are drawn from member and non-member communions, ecumenical and interfaith organizations, and related organizations with concern for interfaith work.
The Convening Table seeks to be inclusive of a variety of viewpoints and traditions regarding interfaith relations. The work of the Table is carried out in consultation with other faith communities. Convening Table members meet regularly to:
- study interfaith issues,
- build relationships between the churches and people of other religious traditions,
- develop opportunities for the fullest possible sharing of ideas and counsel among the churches on the topic of interfaith relations,
- nurture relationships with local and national ecumenical and interfaith bodies,
- promote interreligious dialogue and understanding,
- assist the NCC-member churches in developing their relationships with other faith communities,
- provide resources for the churches for education in interreligious relations, and to promote interfaith study, dialogue, and common action.
Staff: Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, Associate General Secretary, Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations, National Council of Churches. 917-287-1144, email@example.com
Co-Conveners: Rev. Dr. Christine Hong, Presbyterian Church (USA) and Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, United Church of Christ.