Evangelicals Engaging a Multi-faith World Collaborative Inquiry Team Grant Project
The Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy was awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute that has funded a Collaborative Inquiry Team of pastors and scholars who have meet over the course of three years from 2014-2017 to conduct church case studies and collect stories on multi-faith engagement. We took the name Multi-faith Matters. Multi-faith Matters is a team of evangelical pastor/theologians who are learning to work with, and love our multi-faith neighbors. We are discovering the best practices, and telling the stories of evangelicals living in a multi-faith world while following the Great Commandments of love, without compromise to the evangelical faith. We were also given a supplemental grant from 2017-2019 to research the emotions behind theologies of defensiveness concerning other religions. This resulted in significant findings and insights on evangelicals and other religions, project outcomes including a documentary video and book, and a transition to a new ministry initiative. The mission and activities are found below:
Multi-Faith Matters is a support hub for Christians and churches who are seeking to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments in a multi-faith world.
Multi-faith Matters engages in a number of activities in support of its mission. This includes:
telling the stories of Christians loving their multi-faith neighbors,
consulting on multi-faith possibilities,
leading spiritual formation events,
identifying and developing resources,
and building a network of Christians doing the work of engaging peoples of other religions.
Visit the website at https://multifaithmatters.org to learn more about churches loving their religious neighbors.