Institute on Christian-Muslim Relations for Pastors, Pastoral Workers, Imams, and Muslim Community Leaders
Christians and Muslims are increasingly aware of the need for a clearer understanding of one another for developing closer relationships. Misconceptions, anxiety, and lack of understanding have often hampered Christians and Muslims leaders in developing friendly and productive relations. Many desire more accurate information about Islam or Christianity and Christian-Muslim relations and the time to study and reflect on the teachings of Islam and Christianity.
This institute will give Christian pastors/pastoral workers, as well as Imams/Muslim community leaders, the opportunity and time to learn and reflect together about the two religions and the history of relations between the two faiths. Through an intensive, six-day institute with experts, participants will study foundational elements for understanding Islam and Christianity by becoming familiar with the Qur’an and the Bible, by reviewing historical developments in the history of Islam, Christianity, and Christian-Muslim relations, and by discussing successful approaches to interreligious dialogue and collaboration. Some introductory sessions are for Christians; others are for Muslims; and joint sessions will bring the groups together for study and dialogue together about the two religions and the history of their relations. Click here for more information.
This is sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and The Duncan Black MacDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary.
June 13 – June 19, 2010
Contact: Michael Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org