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Islam and Christianity: session four of a four week study series

  • 07:15 PM
  • 7655 120th Street, Delta
  • (778) 593-1043

Christians and Muslims have a complicated relationship. Two of the three monotheistic “Abrahamic Faiths” (the third is Judaism), there are both commonalities and also distinct differences in both the theology and practice of the two faiths. This series will introduce participants to basic tenets of Islam, take a close look at the theological points of divergence between Christianity (particularly the United Church of Canada) and Islam, and assist participants to filter some of what the internet, media sources, and others have to say about Islam. Sources for this exploration will include The Jesus Fatwah, a video series produced by United Methodists in the United States, That We May Know Each Other: United Church — Muslim Relations Today (2005), a report produced by the Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations of the United Church of Canada, and Mufti Aasim Rashid of Islam Unravelled, who will speak to us in person on October 10. The overarching question of this series is, “How can Christians love our Muslim neighbours?” and we begin by trying to understand Islam on its own terms.
 
October 17
Our fourth session will be a time for integration of all the various voices and perspectives we have hosted through the first three sessions. We will drill down a little bit further into the commonalities and differences in theology and practice between Islam and Christianity (as practiced in the United Church, and particularly, at Crossroads). We will end our series with a circle of reflection on learnings and gratitude for the time we have shared, and look forward to what, if any, next steps we would like to pursue in our relationships with our Muslim neighbours.