Resources for theological educators

In 2015/16, Presence & Engagement and the Queen's Foundation for Theological Education received funding from Common Awards for a joint research project.

Together we looked at how Theological Education Institutions (TEIs), which train people for ordained ministry, help students learn about engaging with people of other faiths. You can read our findings here.

Building on that project, this page contains resources for theological educators. You'll find a list of interfaith organisations who are happy to assist TEIs, and documents showing how different TEIs have taught the relevant Common Awards modules.

Interfaith Centres and Organisations

The Woolf Institute, Cambridge
Touchstone, Bradford
The Council of Christians and Jews
St Philip's Centre, Leicester
Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford
Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam
Grassroots, Luton

Example module outlines

Lincoln School of Theology offered the Common Awards module 'Christianity and Interfaith Engagement' as a residential weekend for ordinands and trainee lay ministers. The programme for the weekend was developed and delivered in collaboration with CCJ.

These documents outline the programme used at the Queen's Foundation in 2016 to deliver 'Christianity and Interfaith Engagement' at a residential Easter School.

This is the module handbook for Queen's MA level module 'Theology in Dialogue', taught in four day-long sessions. It contains session outlines, guidance on assignments and a reading list.

This module outline is for a course which is part of Queen's independent postgraduate programme. It offers a useful example of how to incorporate visiting speakers and visits into a module.

This module handbook offers a useful insight into working with an external organisation to develop teaching on Christian-Jewish relations which considers both the historical context and contemporary reality.

Wycliffe Hall, Scriptural Reasoning - module outline and report

These documents outline the programme used to deliver teaching on Islam and Muslim-Christian dialogue, especially through the format of Scriptural Reasoning. There is also a report detailing how the course was received by the students.