The study guide approaches interreligious dialogue with an open mind, searching to avoid dogmatic and unequivocal conclusions. With concrete examples as a starting point, readers are invited to reflect on what meeting people with different beliefs can mean for their own and the others' theology and praxis.
Three main chapters consider three central issues: mixed marriages, prayer and religious symbols. Each chapter begins with a characteristic story and ends with questions for further reflection and discussion.
On the basis of the story, light is shed on both practical and theological issues that are worth thinking about. The intention is that discussion of specific cases can throw light on more general issues.
When believers meet is based on the Bible and on Christian tradition, and that it seeks to contribute to further reflection on the church's terms.