New: a Muslim resource on Islamophobia and anti-Americanism
Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies, edited by Mohamed Nimer. Based on a 2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), sees the two phenomena globally as feeding one another. ISBN #10-1590080459 and ISBN #13-978-1590080450.
Presbyterian and Presbyterian-adopted resources
A Study on Islam, action growing out of the Islamic Study advisory committee's work, adopted by the 199th General Assembly (1987)
Abraham and Ibrahim: the Bible and the Qur’an Told to Children by Francien van Overbeeke- Rippen with a study guide by Kenneth and Margaret Thomas, a resource for teaching children about Islam. Order from PDS, ISBN 1-57153-072-X.
Brief Brochure, Christians and Muslims
Cartoons of Muhammad: Free Speech or Sacriligious Offense? by Ted Peters, #TC0080 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be downloaded online
Christian Fasting by Lynne Baab, #TC0099 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be
downloaded, should be a valuable help to Christian self-understanding for those engaged in dialogue about this practice
Christians and Muslims in Dialogue: Facets of a Relationship, a resource that originally grew out of listening to the experiences of Presbyterians involved in these relationships; includes very simple explanations of Islam and Christian relations with Islam. PDS #74-292-02-001.
Islam by Marston Speight, #TC0046 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be downloaded
Islam and Christianity by Mitali Perkins, a young adult resource in the We Believe curriculum, order #613600; for the author’s description of the motivation for writing, click here.
Introduction to the Koran by Nancy Mikoski, #TC0102 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be downloaded
Shi’ites and Sunnis: Sibling Rivalry in the Muslim Family by Elias Mallon, #TC0060 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be downloaded
Striving Together in Dialogue: A Muslim-Christian Call to Reflection and Action, a document prepared by Muslim-Christian dialogue hosted by the World Council of Churches and adopted by the PC(USA) for guidance. Download
You Shall Love Your Neighbor: Christians and Muslims in a Time of Fear, Church & Society magazine, January/February 1994, grows out of a basic World Council of Churches statement, “Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: Ecumenical Considerations,” commended by the 205th General Assembly (1993) for study and implementation. The WCC statement is included, together with articles that explore its facets. PDS #72630-94-601 (Use the Quick Order button; order by number, not by title).
What Did the Pope Mean? Christianity, Islam, and the Struggle for Understanding by Steve Lytch, #TC0085 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum to be downloaded, discusses the Pope's comments, issues it raises, and actions Christians might take.
Resources from other sources
Collections & Stories of American Muslims (CSAM), web site on the history of Islam in America, particularly important for tracing African-American history from early years in the nation's development.
Faith Matters: Sunnis and Shias, broadcast on WNPR featuring three Muslim graduate students at Hartford Seminary, for listening online
Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers by John Kaltner. ISBN 0-8146-5882-2.
Islam in American Protestant Thought, article by Thomas S. Kidd, in Books & Culture, October 2006, and available for download. See a commentary in Sightings, September 11, 2006, "Muslim-Protestant Relations" by Martin Marty.
Islam Project, centered around a web site and encompasses two PBS films, "Legacy of a Prophet" and "Muslims," as well as the American Muslim Teens Talk video with lesson plans, a series of online maps, and a community engagement component now functioning in a number of larger cities in partnership with local entities, including Auburn Seminary in New York City. "Legacy of a Prophet" has a special study guide made available from the NCC interfaith office.
islamicfinder.com, web site for calculating local times for prayer and locating local Islamic institutions
ISNA 2006 convention videos, various speakers and topics related to the theme, "Achieving Balance in Faith, Balance and Community"
Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, a video presentation by KQED, available with a study guide from the NCC interfaith office
Revelation: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives by the Midwest Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims, 2006, USCCB Publishing. The result of eight years of dialogue, providing an introduction through looking at a fundamental concept in both religions. ISBN
That We May Know Each Other, a document and accompanying study guide of the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit, United Church of Canada.
The Sublime Qur'an, a translation into English by an Iranian-American woman, Laleh Bakhtiar, receiving notice for its formatting in the sequence of the Qur'an's oral transmission and for its translation of verse 4:34 that conventionally reads " to beat" but here reads "to go away" concerning actions of husbands in relation to their wives. ISBN #10-1567447503 and #13-978-1567447507.
What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?, a brochure available on the Why Islam? web site.
Windows for Understanding: Jewish, Muslim, Lutheran Relations, ELCA study material with many parts that can be helpful to others, downloadable from the ELCA web site.
Latter-day Saints relations
Brief Brochure, Presbyterians and Latter-day Saints (PDS #74-292-97-009)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) by Eileen Lindner, #TC0004 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum series to be downloaded
Journal of Presbyterian History, Winter 2002, on Presbyterians and Mormons
Presbyterians and Mormons: A Study in Contrasts, a resource prepared by Theology and Worship with a study guide. PDS #273-90-001.
Resources from other sources
The Mormons, four-hour documentary produced by PBS available in DVD. Order online now for shipping by June 11, 2007.
Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Mormons?, a short essay from Sightings, which offers commentary on public religion from the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago
The Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies, a coordinating body supporting activities in the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity; publisher of the Buddhist-Christian Studies Journal
Tricycle: the Buddhist Review, the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, introducing and disseminating Buddhist views and values
Hindu-Christian Dialogue: A Hindu Perspective, article by Seshagiri Rao, from the Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin
Hinduism from Ancient Times, from Hinduism Today magazine, promoted by the
Hindu Temple Executives Conference for use in schools, sixth grade or older.
Introduction to Hinduism, posted by the Hindu-American Foundation. See also the Media Toolkit on the same web site, dealing with misrepresentations perpetuated by the media.
ISKCON in Relation to People of Faith, by Saunaka Rsi Dasa. ISKCON, a Vedic-Hindu movement commonly encountered in the U.S., states its position on relationships; from a larger issue of the ISKCON Communication Journal, December 1999, that includes responses and other articles of interest, available online.
The Society for Hindu-Christian Studies, dedicated to the study of Hinduism and Christianity and their interrelationships; publisher of the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies
Bibliographies from the Center for Multifaith Education, Auburn Seminary, compiled by Lucinda Mosher and Daniel Brenner, arranged according to specific relationships
Other Faiths Articles and Resources, a service of the Episcopal Church Interfaith Education Initiative
Pagan Involvement in the Interfaith Movement: Exclusions, Dualities and Contributions, by Grove Harris, a Cross Currents article
Scientology, by David Otto.
#TC0132 in The Thoughtful Christian curriculum series to be downloaded
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