"'Meeting in Faith' is more than a sequel to the earlier publication 'Christian Meeting Muslims' (1977) which brought together WCC [World Council of Churches] papers on ten years of Christian-Muslim dialogue. It tells the story of the beginnings, and updates it. .... the book is both a documentary record of Christian-Muslim dialogue sponsored by the WCC and a corpus of basic texts for further exploration of the social, diaconal and theological frontiers of dialogue. It is a testimony to the growth of an idea and it is also offered as encouragement and inspiration to all who would play a role in this happy adventure of understanding and peace". -- back cover.
Contents divided into three sections: I: The Beginnings: 1969-1975 -- II: Planning Together: 1975-1983 -- III: Regional Colloquia: 1983-1989.
Contents: Introduction / Stuart Brown -- I.1: Cartigny, Switzerland, March 1969: Christian-Muslim Conversations -- I.2: Ajaltoun, Lebanon, March 1970: Dialogue between People of Living Faiths -- I.3: Broumana, Lebanon, July 1972: In Search of Understanding and Cooperation -- I.4: Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 1974: Towards World Community -- I.5: Legon, Ghana, July 1974: The Unity of God and the Community of Mankind -- I.6 -- Hong Kong, January 1975: Muslims and Christians in Society -- II.1 Chambesy, Switzerland, June 1976: Christian Mission and Islamic Da'wah -- II.2 -- Cartigny, Switzerland, October 1976: Next Steps in Christian-Muslim Dialogue -- II.3: Beirut, Lebanon, November 1977: "Faith, Science and Technology and the Future of Humanity" -- II.4: Chambesy, Switzerland, March 1979: Christians and Muslims Living Together -- II.5: Bossey, Switzerland, June 1980: Living as Faithful People in a Changing Society -- II.6: Colombo, Sri Lanka, March-April 1982: Ethics and Practices of Humanitarian and Development Programmes -- III.1: Porto Novo, Benin, March 1986: Religion and Responsibility -- III.2: Bali, Indonesia, December 1986: Advancing Together into the Next Century -- III.3: Kolymbari, Greece, September-October 1987: Religion and Society -- III.4: New Windsor, USA, March 1988: The Challenge of Pluralism.
Editor Stuart Brown is a Canadian Anglican layman.