Resources

Below are resources created by the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships to help support your ecumenical work and strengthen unity across the globe. We welcome you to download these materials and share with your friends, colleagues, neighbors and communities.

INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONSHIPS

The emergence of religiously diverse societies and the new dynamics in old religious communities prompt many faith communities to reconsider how they relate to one another and to prevailing secular ideologies representing a great opportunity for learning and an enhanced understanding of our common concerns. "Called to be Neighbors & Witnesses" offers guidelines for Interreligious Relationships.

Interfaith

Interfaith publications of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church to aide in wedding and funeral services for Muslim-Christian, Buddhist-Christian, Jewish-Christian, and Hindu-Christian ceremonies.

Full Communion

Statements and agreements on the Mutual Recognition of Full Communion between The United Methodist Church and other christian churches seeking unity under Christ.

Training

Training materials and brochures of the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships The United Methodist Church.

Bilateral Dialogues

Bilateral Dialogues of The United Methodist Church.

Committee on Faith and Order

The United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order was established by General Conference action in 2008 as “a visible expression of the commitment of The United Methodist Church to carry on informed theological reflection for the current time in dynamic continuity with the historic Christian faith, our common heritage as Christians grounded in the apostolic witness, and our distinctive Wesleyan heritage.”

General Conference

The United Methodist Church (UMC) General Conference was held in Portland, Oregon May 10-20, 2016 and welcomed delegates, observers and, communicators from around the globe. Resources from 2016 General Conference are available for download.

COB OCUIR Brochure

By providing training and resource materials, OCUIR reminds leaders of the value of ecumenical commitments and interreligious partnerships. Learn more about our office's role and service to The United Methodist Church.