Interreligous Stance of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Approved by the 221st General Assembly
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) long has advocated positive relationships with people of other religious traditions. We have seen these relationships as a specific instance of Christ’s universal command to “... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to “love your neighbor as yourself ” (Mt. 22:37, 39). This statement affirms that tradition.
The Interfaith Relations Office
The Interfaith Relations Office seeks to support those in the church who are interested in, concerned about or engaged in building interfaith relationships. As Presbyterians learn about religious diversity, we reflect theologically on our relations with neighbors of other faiths. We also seek avenues for cooperation, or look for educational resources and practical models for bringing communities together. We hope you will find helpful information and resources on this we site.
Why get involved with people of other faiths?
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has offered guidance about relations with neighbors who are Muslims, Jews, Hindus or followers of other faiths in a variety of documents and from a number of perspectives. We have assembled most of these policy and study resources here in an introduction to the thinking of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on interfaith relations and related issues. See the Presbyterian Principles and Policies section of the Interfaith Tool Kit.