CAIRS was set up in 1995 as part of the shared commitment of the Christian Churches to dialogue with the other faith communities with whom we live.
CAIRS aims to promote good relations between people of different faiths in Scotland by:
- 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
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.
Inter faith dialogue is a religious partnership without hidden agendas or motives. It involves attitudes of respect, listening, sincerity, openness and willingness to learn from others.