Scriptural Reasoning

Scriptural Reasoning

Brought to you by the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, Scriptural Reasoning is a practice of inter-faith reading where small groups of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and sometimes people of other faiths gather together to read short passages from their scriptures.

Scriptural Reasoning is not about seeking agreement, but rather increasing understanding about one another’s traditions and deeper exploration of the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries.

The result of this is often a much deeper understanding of your own and others’ scriptures. Beyond this, many people develop strong bonds within and across faiths and end up working together to tackle some of the really fractious issues affecting their communities.

Anyone can take part in scriptural reasoning- the only essential component is a passion for your religious scripture.

To date, scriptural reasoning has been practised in various contexts such as schools, prisons and hospitals.