Presbyterian Church Launches New Interfaith Model for Christians and Muslims

May 17, 2002


On May 17, 2002, PCUSA NEWS reported that "Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world will visit the United States in September to meet with selected groups of Presbyterians and talk about interfaith relations in their countries and cultures... A pilot project called 'Interfaith Listening' will involve as many as a dozen teams - each consisting of one Christian from a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner overseas and one Muslim with whom the partner is in dialogue - that will meet with PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries around the country... The program [was] created in response to the terror attacks in New York and Washington last Sept. 11... The purpose of the encounters is to promote respect and understanding between Christians and Muslims while testing a model for learning through interfaith and intercultural dialogue."