The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and The Guibord Center were recently approached by Dr. Antonio Kireopoulos, Associate General Secretary, Faith and Order and International Relations of the National Council of Churches USA and invited to partner with the NCC on two formal national dialogues: a Buddhist – Christian Dialogue and a Hindu – Christian Dialogue.
This is not only a great honor for The Guibord Center, it is an important opportunity for our colleagues from the Buddhist and Hindu communities to gain a significant voice with an organization that is highly respected throughout the United States and worldwide. The formal dialogues held by the NCC with leaders of other faiths are one of the primary ways that Christian institutions in the United States learn about other religions and begin to build meaningful relationships to deal with issues around peace-making and other mutual concerns.
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) has been a leading force for cooperation among Christians in the United States. The 38 NCC member denominations, from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches, include 45 million Christians in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
In the podcast below, Steven Martin, Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of Churches, speaks with Dr. Guibord to learn more about The Guibord Center, what’s unique about its approach, and how encountering another faith can deepen our own.
Turning Religion Inside Out Podcast