Christian Responses

The following is a list of official responses by Christian leaders and scholars.

  1. Responses from 281 Christian Leaders and Scholars
    April 2013
  2. Response from Prof. Richard Heinzmann of the Eugen Biser Foundation »
    October 6, 2010
  3. Response from Konrad Adenauer Siftung »
    October 1-4, 2009
  4. Response from The Presbyterian Church in Canada »
    August 21, 2009
  5. A response on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia »
    July 20, 2009
  6. United Methodist Council of Bishops’ Response to “A Common Word Between Us and You” »
    January 05, 2009
  7. Response from the Methodist Mission and Ecumenical, New Zealand »
    November 13, 2008
  8. Response from His Beatitude Chrisostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus »
    November 10, 2008
  9. Response from the OASIS group, Italy »
    November 07, 2008
  10. An Ecumenical Response to “A Common Word Between Us and You” by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA »
    October 08, 2008
  11. Response to ‘A Common Word Between Us’ by the Episcopal Commission for Interfaith Dialogue, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops »
    August 28, 2008
  12. Letter sent to the Archbishop of Canterbury by the President and the General Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. »
    August 11, 2008
  13. Response by the Church in Wales »
    July 18, 2008
  14. Detailed Response from The Archbishop of Canterbury to A Common Word »
    July 14, 2008
  15. Response from The Maranatha Community »
    April 30, 2008
  16. Response from The Religious Society of Friends in Denmark »
    April 25, 2008
  17. Response from the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II April 14, 2008
  18. Response from Professor James S. Cutsinger, Professor of Theology and Religious Thought, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina »
    April 09, 2008
  19. Response from The Danish National Council of Churches »
    April 09, 2008
  20. Response from Archbishop Yeznik Petrosyan, General Secretary For Inter Church Relations on behalf of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin »
    April 02, 2008
  21. Response from the World Evangelical Alliance »
    April 02, 2008
  22. Response from The World Community for Christian Meditation »
    March 11, 2008
  23. Letter recieved by H.R.H Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad from the Annemarie Schimmel Forum »
    March 03, 2008
  24. Response from The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations »
    February 13, 2008
  25. A Christian Response from an Indian setting to the Letter of Muslim Leaders to the Pope and other Christian Leaders »
    February 08, 2008
  26. Response from Aram I Armenian Orthodox Catholicos »
    February 06, 2008
  27. GodVoter.org Responds To A Common Word From Muslims »
    January 31, 2007
  28. Response from Mor Eustathius Matta Roham, Archbishop of Jezira and the Euphrates, Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch »
    January 31, 2008
  29. Arab Orthodox Patriarchs endorse A Common Word in the Final Communique of the Third International Conference of "Coexistence and Peace Making" »
    January 22-23rd, 2008
  30. Response from Daniel Madigan SJ, the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims »
    January 18, 2008
  31. Joint Muslim-Evangelical Christian endorsement of A Common Word in Libya »
    January 3-6th, 2008
  32. Response to A Common Word from Building Bridges, Cambridge »
    December 21, 2007
  33. Response from Columbia Theological Seminary »
    December 21, 2007
  34. West Yorksire Church Leaders’ Statement of Support for Islamic Scholars’ Report »
    December 10, 2007
  35. Response from Metropolitan Mykhayil Javchak the Archbishop of New York »
    December 9, 2007
  36. Response from the leaders in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) »
    December 5, 2007
  37. Comment by Karen P. Hughes »
    December 4, 2007
  38. Pope Benedict's Message to Prince Ghazi regarding A Common Word »
    November 27, 2007
  39. Leith Anderson on why he signed Letter of the 300 »
    November 20, 2007
  40. Response of over 300 leading Christian scholars to A Common Word as published in its entirety as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times »
    November 18, 2007
  41. Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation »
    By H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Notre Dame University.
    Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
    November 15, 2007
  42. Response from The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)- Britain Yearly Meeting »
    November 15, 2007
  43. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Statement »
    November 14, 2007
  44. The Response of the Mennonite Church to A Common Word »
    By James Schrag, Executive Director, Mennonite Church USA  
    November 5, 2007
  45. Between us and them »
    By the Christian Century editors
    November 3, 2007
  46. Cardinal Pell: Prospects for peace and rumours of war: Religion and democracy in the years ahead »
    Archbishop of Sydney
    October 30, 2007
  47. Response from Prof. Karen Armstrong »
    October 29, 2007
  48. Appreciation of An Open Letter and Call from Muslim Religious Leaders 'A Common Word between Us and You' »
    By the staff members of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) of Rome
    October 25, 2007
  49. Response from H.E. Cardinal Angelo Scola »
    Patriarch of Venice
    October 24, 2007
  50. Statement by Hazel Blears »
    UK Secretary of State for Communications
    October 23, 2007
  51. Response from Dr Paul D. Murray »
    Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies
    October 23, 2007
  52. Response from Prof. Dr. Christian Troll, S.J. »
    October 22, 2007
  53. Response from Prof. John Esposito »
    Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
    October 22, 2007
  54. Response from Prof. Kenneth Vaux »
    Professor of Theological Ethics, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
    October 21, 2007
  55. Response from Fr. Tom Michel »
    United Catholic Asian News (UCAN)
    October 20, 2007
  56. The Letter of 138 Muslim scholars to the Pope and Christian Leaders »
    By Samir Khalil Samir, sj
    October 17, 2007
  57. Responses from the Baptist World Alliance
    1. Response from Rev David Coffey »
      President of the Baptist World Alliance
      October 16, 2007
    2. Extended response from the Baptist World Alliance »
      December 26, 2008
      Signed by:
      • The Revd. David Coffey, President of the Baptist World Alliance
      • The Revd. Neville Callam, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance
      • The Revd. Prof. Paul S. Fiddes, Chair of the Commission on Doctrine and Inter-Church Cooperation of the Baptist World Alliance
      • The Revd. Regina Claas, Chair of the Commission on Freedom and Justice of the Baptist World Alliance
  58. Response from Abbot Mark Serna, O.S.B. »
    Monastic Interreligious Dialogue
    October 16, 2007
  59. The National Council of Churches execs welcome Muslim leaders' letter »
    October 15, 2007
  60. Response from Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia »
    World Council of Churches (WCC)
    October 15, 2007
  61. Response from World Alliance of Reformed Churches »
    Signed by:
    • Rev. Dr Clifton Kirkpatrick, President
    • Rev. Dr Setri Nyomi, General Secretary
    October 15, 2007
  62. Response from Clifton Kirkpatrick »
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    October 15, 2007
  63. Response from Iain Torrance »
    President of Princeton Theological Seminary and Professor of Patristics
    October 15, 2007
  64. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) response to A Common Word »
    October 13, 2007
  65. Responses by Cardinal Tauran
  66. Tony Blair's Response to A Common Word »
    October 12, 2007
  67. Response from Yale Divinity School Scholars »
    October 12, 2007
  68. Response from Richard Chartres »
    The Bishop of London
    October 12, 2007
  69. Response from Bishop Rev. Mark S. Hanson »
    Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    October 12, 2007
  70. Responses from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams
  71. Response from David Ford »
    Cambridge University Regius Professor of Divinity
    October 10, 2007