Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke

Marcus Braybrooke, Joint President, World Congress of Faiths
United Kingdom

Location of Activities

North Europe
Joint President, World Congress of Faiths

Co-Founder of the Faith and Belief Forum (formerly the Three Faiths Forum)

Marcus Braybrooke is a retired Anglican parish priest. He and his wife Mary, a social worker, have  been  interfaith and peace activists for fifty years. He joined the World Congress of Faiths in 1964 and is now Joint-President. He was Director of the Council of Christians and Jews (1984-7), International Peace Councillor (2000-7),  Trustee of the International Interfaith Centre (1993-2012),  Co-Founder of the Three Faiths Forum, Patron of the International Interfaith Centre at Oxford, Visiting Lecturer at Westminster Collge, Oxford and the Muslim College in Ealing. He edited World Faiths Insight (1976-1981) and Common Ground (1987-93)

Marcus has travelled widely to attend interfaith conferences and to lecture. After gaining a degree at Cambridge( 1958-62), he studied at Madras Christian College (1962-3), Wells Theological College (1964), London University and at the Tantur Ecumenical Centre.   He has been awarded the Sternberg Interfath Gold Medallion, the Kashi Ashram Humanitarian Award, the Temple of Understanding Interfaith Visionary Award, the Ramanuja Mission Man many of the Year award. He was awarded a Lambeth Doctorate of Divinity  in 2004 by the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘...in recognition of his contribution to the development of inter-religious co-operation and understanding throughout the world.’

Main Publications: 

1.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1980. Inter-faith organizations, 1893-1979: an historical directory. New York: E. Mellen Press.

2.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1991. Children of one God: a history of the Council of Christians and Jews. London: Vallentine, Mitchell.

3.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1973. The Undiscovered Christ: a review of recent developments in the Christian approach to the Hindu. Madras: Published for the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore by Christian Literature Society.

4.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1992. Pilgrimage of hope: one hundred years of global interfaith dialogue. New York: Crossroad.

5.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1990. Time to meet: towards a deeper relationship between Jews and Christians. London: SCM Press.

6.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 2001. The Bridge of Stars: 365 prayers, blessings and meditations from around the world. London: Duncan Baird.

7.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1976. Faiths in fellowship: a short history of the World Congress of Faiths and its work. London: World Congress of Faiths.

8.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 2000. Christian-Jewish dialogue: the next steps. London: SCM.

9.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1971. Together to the truth: a comparative study of some developments in Hindu and Christian thought since 1800. Madras: Published jointly by the Christian Literature Society and the Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

10.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1998. Faith and interfaith in a global age. Grand Rapids: CoNexus Press.

11.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1992. Christian Jewish relations: a new look. London: Council of Christians and Jews.

12.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1995. Faith in a global age: the interfaith movement's offer of hope to a world in agony : a personal perspective. Oxford: Braybrooke Press.

13.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 2002. What we can learn from Islam: the struggle for true religion. Hampshire, UK: John Hunt Publishing.

14.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 1974. Inter-faith worship: a report of a working party. [London]: [Stainer & Bell].

15.) Braybrooke, Marcus. 2002. What we can learn from Hinduism: rediscovering the mystical. [New Alresford, Hants]: O Books.

Areas of Actions: 
Freedom of Religion or BeliefInterreligious DialoguePeaceful Coexistence
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesInformation DistributionDiplomacyCapacity Building and EmpowermentNetworking