The committee considers issues and opportunities which may arise from Britain Yearly Meeting's involvement in ecumenical or interfaith work. It also works together with individuals, meetings, other churches and faith groups on ecumenical and interfaith issues.
- Appoints Friends to represent Quakers in Britain on interchurch bodies: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (offsite link) and Churches Together in England (offsite link); keeps in touch with Friends representing Quakers in Britain on Action of Churches Together in Scotland (offsite link) and Churches Together in Wales (offsite link).
- Arranges conferences for Friends active in interchurch and interfaith work, and encourages dialogue and mutual support through our online QCCIR network.
- Produces booklets, pamphlets and study guides on interchurch and interfaith topics.
- Invites and welcomes interfaith and interchurch guests to our annual gathering, Yearly Meeting.
- Drafts responses on behalf of Britain Yearly Meeting to consultation papers on faith issues produced by other churches, European or World church bodies or by the UK government.
- Appoints Friends to represent Quakers in Britain on the Inter Faith Network of the UK.
There are lots of faith opportunities for you or your meeting to engage with:
- Become involved with your local Churches Together or other interchurch groups in your area.
- Make contact with local faith communities or interfaith groups.
- Contact QCCIR for advice on how to become more involved locally or for a workshop at your local meeting on interchurch or interfaith concerns.
Finding out more about QCCIR
- Invite a member of QCCIR to visit your meeting to talk about your interfaith or inter-church work.
- Subscribe to CIRcular or our online network by contacting the QCCIR Committee Secretary, Marigold Bentley.