Interfaith dialogue is an activity of people from different faiths coming together to understand each other better, and where possible, stand together on selected issues that address the “common good” for our society.
In 2009, synod, the annual decision-making meeting of the CRCNA, mandated that interfaith dialogue be part of the work of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee. At the same time, it cautioned that interfaith discussions (with people of other than the Christian faith) be clearly distinguished from relationships with Christian churches. Usually interfaith matters are expressed in terms of a “dialogue” as compared to what is an ecumenical “relationship.”
As a denomination, we value such dialogue and encourage our churches and members to participate in these types of conversations.