Islam

In the 21st century in certain parts of our world, Islam has become the major force confronted by evangelical Reformed Christians.  Missions, evangelism, and apologetics are all involved in responding Christianly to the challenge of Islam.  How can/should Christians deal with this challenge so that the challenge, in fact, becomes a Kingdom opportunity? 

Some religious leaders believe that there are moral and ethical "points of contact" between conservative Islam and evangelical Christianity.  Are there? And if there are, how should these "points of contact" be utilized?  But in addition to possible moral and ethical "points of contact" between Islam and Christianity, some scholars believe that there are theological "points of contact" between Christianity and Islam, that both religions share, for example, a "common word" and perhaps even worship the same God.

At our 2010 General Assembly in Edinburgh, a decision was made to commit the resources of the WRF to an intensive study of how we might assist our members in understanding Islam and in ministering in the context of Islam and that Consultation was carried out in November of 2011

This section provides materials from that Consultation and other materials as well.

On October 13, 2007, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, 138 Muslim scholars and clerics sent an open letter "to leaders of Christian churches, everywhere." The signatories to that letter, titled "A Common Word Between Us and You," include top leaders from around the world representing every major school of Islamic thought.