This page provides links to reliable resources on Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue for study and for ministry. We update these links periodically. If you discover any links to be broken or to have changed, please contact us.
Christian Churches Together: a network of Catholic, Orhodox, Protestant, Evangelical/Pentecostal churches that promote mutual understanding, dialogue, and common witness
Dr. Steven Harmon’s Blog: A Baptist professor and ecumenist seeks to educate young adults on the ecumenical movement through the rock music of U2
Ecumenism in Canada (and beyond): Despite its name, this is a comprehensive website with worldwide ecumenical links and information, covering Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, United States, Europe.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Department for Ecumenical Affairs. Ecumenical Conversation Starters.
Global Christian Forum: new conversations between Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and free churches on a variety of topics.
National Council of Churches of Christ, USA: Historic ecumenical organization supporting dialogue and collaborative Christian action
Washington Theological Consortium Ecumenical Bibliography
Dr. Mitzi Budde’s annotated list of recent journal articles and books in ecumenism, updated quarterly each year.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Resources (new resources posted annually)
Current journal from the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.
Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
Independent institute dedicated to community-based education and dialogue around Jewish, Christian, and now Muslim issues.
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
Renowned center for interfaith dialogue, focused on Muslim-Christian relations.
International Institute for Islamic Thought
Worldwide Institute for advancing Islamic thought in the modern world.
Islamic Society of North America
Leading national organization for education and collaboration among Muslim communities. Also engaged in significant inter-religious work.
JOURNALS and BLOGS about INTERRELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTS
Online Journal from World Council of Churches
Journal of Interreligious Studies
Relevant, scholarly online journal for interreligious studies.
A collection of short videos made by a variety of individuals about their religious identities and their experiences in the world.
Religious News Service
Progressive review of religious news, their communities, and their social impact.
DC AREA CENTERS OF INTERFAITH WORK and STUDIES
All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Sterling VA
One of the leading Mosques in the United States, dedicated to interreligious dialogue and peace.
Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary
Explores the global Anglican Communion, including relations to other religions.
Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
Composed of numerous religious communities in the region, offering dialogues, resources, and public events.
Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue, Catholic University of America
Dedicated to bringing interreligious studies to the university and wider community.
Paulist Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Supports community based dialogues, teaching materials around ecumenical and interfaith relations around the country.
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
An organization that is committed to respecting differences and working together on common issues across faith communities.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
One of the leading research centers on religious trends and attitudes in the U.S.
The Pluralism Project
A Harvard run institution that is dedicated to pluralistic living among all world religions in the United States and across the world.
Pontifical Council on Interreligious Dialogue
Center of the Vatican’s global dialogue with other religions.
United Religions Initiative
An organization that is committed to promoting interfaith understanding and works on a daily basis across the globe.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Secreatariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Coordinates most dialogues between the Roman Catholic Church and other faiths in the U.S.
World Interfaith Congress
An organization that ties different faiths together under an umbrella of common values.
The World Council of Religious Leaders
Organization that is dedicated to peace through interfaith works. Good resource for those interested in world-wide interfaith activities.
PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDIES AND RELIGION
Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
Leading national center of peace education, training, and advocacy—including the positive role of religions in the process.
Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
Leading center of research, teaching, and peacemaking work that focuses on the role of religious life and practice in peacebuilding around the world.
International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Organization that tries to resolve world crisis through interfaith dialogue and activities.
Religions for Peace
An organization that centers its work on building a peaceful future through intellectual dialogue across faiths and interfaith rooted proposals.
School of International Service, American University
Studies the shape and role of diplomacy in the modern world, and how positive engagement with religions can be integrated in that work.
WTC December 2014