Interfaith dialogue is a religious partnership without hidden agendas or motives. It involves attitudes of respect, listening, sincerity, openness and willingness to learn from others. Far from involving any compromise of faith, it can lead to a deeper understanding of one's own faith and of God, who calls all people.
Between 1995 and 2013 the Churches Agency for Interfaith Relations in Scotland (CAIRS) helped to promote dialogue with the other faith communities. CAIRS aimed to encourage:
Making Christians aware of the presence, beliefs and practices of the faith communities around them
Encouraging mutual respect and appreciation
Promoting inter faith dialogue
Helping all to benefit from the riches to be found in all religious traditions
ACTS continues to work on fostering good interfaith relations - especially through co-operation with Interfaith Scotland on matters of mutual interest. For more information see http://www.interfaithscotland.org
Hatred, discrimination and violence based on religious difference has no place in the economy of God.