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Understanding and Engaging our Muslim Neighbors
August 1 @ 8:30 am - August 3 @ 4:30 pm$149
Understanding and Engaging our Muslim Neighbors ~ A continuing education course on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
The University of Edinburgh’s Global Network for Christian-Muslim Studies in partnership with Union Presbyterian Seminary, will host a three-day continuing education course in Richmond on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Taught primarily by the Christian theologian Dr. Joshua Ralston (formerly of Union Presbyterian Seminary) and the Muslim intellectual Prof. Mona Siddiqui, the continuing education course aims to offer a basic introduction to key ideas in the Islamic traditions, explore theological and scriptural frameworks for Christian approaches to Islam, and consider models for local, national, and global Christian-Muslim engagement.
Through the course, students will gain an understanding of major ideas, debates, practices, and figures in the history of Islam and will be equipped for further study of Islam. Throughout, we will consider what it means to reflect and engage theologically and scripturally as Christians with Islam, considering points of overlap, disagreement, and resonance between the traditions. Finally, the course will provide concrete models and opportunities for local, congregational, and even national and global Christian-Muslim friendship and partnership.
For a full description of the course, including schedule and leaders, click here.
This event is made possible by a grant to Dr. Ralston and Prof. Siddiqui from the Henry Luce Fund for Theological Education. Scholarships are available. Contact Marilyn Johns for more information.
To register for Understanding and Engaging Our Muslim Neighbors, click here.