Distinctly Welcoming Paperback
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Here is a clear, practical guide to the core issues and challenges facing churches in their engagement with those of other faiths.
Earthed in real life - lots of stories
Accessible style - readable and interesting
Biblically rooted - creative reflections from Scripture
Professionally credible - examples of good practice
Practical suggestions - how to take things further
A practical guide to the core issues and challenges facing churches in their engagement with those of other faiths.
The resource does not seek to cover all the issues in-depth but provides a broad sweep touching on key issues so that churches can gain confidence and be guided towards practical, relational engagements and projects informed by a distinctly Christian ethos.
Each chapter suggests practical activities and further resources for those wanting to explore further. The resource aims to be earthed in real life, accessible in style, biblically rooted and professionably credible.
Foreword - Joy Madeiros
2. Theology of other religions
3. Unpacking a Trinitarian faith
4. What does this mean for evangelism?
5. Community action
6. Youth and children's work
7. Diversity and unity in society
8. Churches of diversity and inclusion
10. Spirituality for interfaith work
Distinctly Welcoming by Richard Sudworth was published by Scripture Union in October 2007 and is our 20189th best seller. The ISBN for Distinctly Welcoming is 9781844273171.
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Distinctly WelcomingMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
A telling phrase in the Foreword, written by Joy Madeiros, is ‘while the existence and even the activities of faith groups are acceptable, the faith of the faith groups is still problematic.
Richard Sudworth has some refreshing views on this and other aspects of living in a multifaith society which he sets out in an unusual way, following each chapter with various symbols representing for instance a Bible passage that he terms ‘A La Carte’ and others requiring action, research, further reading and web browsing.
I enjoyed the boxed passages within the chapters where the author questions what he has just been saying, or gives an example from his own experience of the point he is making. So many useful points too. Among others that we should not talk at people, that we should give them space and listen to them. That when we do speak that we are careful that we are being understood in the way we intend – a good lesson for many circumstances. The Distinctly Welcoming tips throughout are like a pr&éacute;cis of the foregoing chapter and are worthy of particular note, in fact this whole book should be read by all Christians, for wherever we live in Britain these days there are ‘neighbours’ from other faiths.
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Details for Distinctly Welcoming
|Page last updated||3rd December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Richard Sudworth|
|Publisher||Scripture Union (October 2007)|
|Number of Pages||162|