The Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations (QCCIR) helps Quakers in Britain in their work with other religious faiths, spiritual and human values groups in pursuit of common goals. It does this by reflecting on Quaker insights and values, and by helping Friends enter imaginatively into the life and witness of other faith groups to create bonds of friendship and mutual understanding.

Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations reports to Britain Yearly Meeting Trustees, and keeps up a regular dialogue with Meeting for Sufferings. It consists of 15 members appointed by Meeting for Sufferings, which includes members nominated by General Meeting for Scotland, Meeting of Friends in Wales and Ireland Yearly Meeting. It also has ex-officio members from Young Friends General Meeting and Friends World Committee for Consultation. QCCIR meets three times a year. It publishes an annual newsletter, CIRcular, and an e-newsletter three times a year.

QCCIR explained

    Resource

    A Spirit-led Church

    Quakers respond to a World Council of Churches text on the nature of the church

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    For this is the true ground of love and unity, not that such a man walks and does just as I do, but because I feel the same Spirit and life in him...

    - Quaker faith & practice 27.13

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    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.

    Activities

    Opportunities

    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.

    Find out more about Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations

    • Invite a committee member 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.
    • Explore our published materials.

    Header image: Jane Clements and Mashuda Shaikh at the Interfaith Peacebuilding Conference in September 2015. Photo: Heather Martin

    Contact us

    Marigold Bentley
    QCCIR Committee Secretary
    marigoldb@quaker.org.uk
    020 7663 1060