The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group (The CMCG) was formed in 2006 to bring together Christian and Muslim communities to better understand each other and address issues of common concern. Our members represent leadership in the mainline Christian denominations and several of the largest and most influential Muslim communities and organizations in Southern California. All representatives are actively committed to interfaith and social justice issues within their judicatories.
Here, the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Imam Jihad Turk, co-founders of the Christian-Muslim Consultative Group, share the story of the organization's inception and its purpose:
Our goal is to:
* Bring Christians and Muslims together;
* Break down dehumanizing stereotypes;
* Build loving and compassionate relationships;
* Engage with one another about our beliefs and practice.
The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group successfully launched the Standing Together Project, a seven series study program to help bridge the gap between Christians and Muslims. The project includes an Educational Study Guide and accompanying video series.
In this video, participants share about their transformational experiences with the Standing Together project, which pairs Christians and Muslims together in dialogue for increased understanding, respect and friendship:
For more information about how your church or masjid can get involved, please click the "Standing Together" tab to learn more.