The recent CIPA conference in Manchester, 20th to 21st May, was an opportunity to reflect on our history and the contribution by God's grace to interfaith life here and other places throughout the world: also to give thanks for all that has been achieved and continues to be so. The last newsletter and the archives on this website remind us of some of our experiences over this period.
The minutes of the 2014 Conference are available here.
The question raised in the last newsletter asked those attending the Conference to be willing to reflect on 'Have we timed out?' as an organisation. The meeting addressed this and concluded that we had achieved/enabled by God's grace a great many things that we should be thankful for, and given the involvement of many other organisations serving interfaith work today we should be willing to begin to wind down our work and be ready to close CIPA as one of these organisations.
Our decision was to begin to close down CIPA as of this year, but in so doing;
1. keep our website available for another two years;
2. this would enable people involved in the work to continue to contribute to interfaith matters via our email service, and
3. allow our archives to be accessed.
By summer 2016 we will say goodbye to CIPA and thank you to all who have contributed over our many years together.