A New Resource for Muslim Christian Cooperation
The Resource, called “A Journey Together” and published in the 16th of January is the result of a project, led by Cois Tine, that took place over the last two years. This resource is unique as it is the result of a series of Workshops and Meetings, attended by Muslims and Christians. These took place in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. The learning from these meetings, as well as research undertaken by Cois Tine, formed the basis for the publication.
A Journey Together aims to help Muslims and Christians living in our local communities to be good neighbours, colleagues and friends. This project is co-financed by Cois Tine and the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and has been supported by Pobal the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality.
Muslim and Christian leaders have welcomed the publication and contributed to its foreword. Welcoming the new resource Sheikh Umar Al-Qadri of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational Cultural Centre Ireland said: “This publication is an effective resource aimed at Muslims and Christians living in Ireland that not only in detail explains the importance of interfaith dialogue but also the most effective and practical approach to it.” In a joint statement Paul Colton, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and John Buckley, Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross said: “This resource, especially with its firm focus on the ordinary everyday interaction between Muslims and Christians is a welcome contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding, respect and cooperation between Muslims and Christians in Ireland.”
The new Resource; “A Journey Together” defines what cooperation and dialogue between members of the two faiths aims to achieve and why it is necessary here in Ireland. It also provides practical information on how members of both faiths living in our local communities can come to know each other as, neighbours, friends and work colleagues.
The resource has been produced in hard copy form and can also be viewed via a new section that has been added to the Cois Tine Website. The full text can be viewed on-line and there are links to access all the resources referred to in the text. To view the new section click here A full pdf copy of the resource can also be downloaded from the new section.
To view photos taken at the launch event click here