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A course for current and future leaders of both faiths. Greater understanding between Christians and Muslims within local communities is vital. to overcome the challenges which face us in the 21st Century and has immense benefits. for society as a whole as well as for individuals everywhere. Jerusalem has deep significance for both Christians and Muslims and has long been. a place of pilgrimage for followers of both faiths This course will provide a unique. context for Christian Muslim dialogue by enabling 9 current and future leaders from. each faith to live together as a community to visit holy sites in and around Jerusalem. and to reflect together on their importance from both a Christian and a Muslim. perspective We will also hear directly from local people about their experience of life. and faith in the Holy Land gaining insights and a depth of understanding which will. support us in promoting Christian Muslim dialogue and understanding in our. communities back home,With this in mind we shall, Live together as an inter faith community in the unique shared context of Jerusalem. visit holy sites of the Abrahamic faiths together, hear local people s experience of life and faith in the Holy Land. engage in inter faith dialogue and reflection about our experiences. hear from experts in both faiths and in Jewish perspectives. Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world s population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities there can be. no meaningful peace in the world A Common Word between us and you. The Royal Aal Al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought 2009. Participants, We hope that there will be an equal number of Christians and Muslims in the group. We welcome participants who will be able to contribute to inter faith engagement. and dialogue when they return home and particularly welcome inter faith pairs who. work together in the same community, Imams and members of the clergy who work in areas where inter faith issues. play a major part in daily life,Future leaders in both faiths.
members of inter faith groups Christian and Muslim colleagues. Christians and Muslims who are working for better understanding between the. faiths in their own environment at home, What is particularly beneficial is the conversation that emerges through the. facilitated encounter that the Holy Land offers I would in retrospect have loved to. travel with a member of the local Muslim community so that we had the. opportunity of building and then sustaining relations on return to the UK. Christian participant,St George s College Jerusalem. St George s College is an Anglican place of,pilgrimage hospitality community and. reconciliation It has a well established,programme of courses for people with a serious. interest in the history of the Holy Land and the,place of faith in the world today It has.
comfortable en suite accommodation a library,chapel lecture room and a quiet relaxing garden. http sgcjerusalem org within the grounds of St George s Cathedral. Amazing relationships were so clearly evident between Christians and Muslims in. the Holy Land If these relationships can flourish in a land with such turmoil surely. we should be able to do that here Muslim participant. Draft course programme,Subject to change, 9 March 18 00 Opening reception dinner and welcome meeting. 10 March 07 00 Opening Eucharist at Jerusalem Cathedral. 09 30 Group discussion Creating our community hopes and. goals challenges and obstacles, 10 45 Lecture Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land a. historical Christian perspective,12 00 Group Discussion The Pact of Umar. 13 30 Introduction to the City of Jerusalem,The Mount of Olives Old City to the Dung Gate.
including Garden of Gethsemane Tomb of Mary,Via Dolorosa Muslim Quarter Western Wall. 19 00 Dinner at the College, I learned as much from beginning to see Christian sites through Muslim eyes as. learning directly about Muslim sites It was realising what was important to my. Muslim brothers and sisters to see and that I might otherwise have overlooked. that made the experience so different from conventional pilgrimage. Christian participant, The course was respectful and conducted excellently The lectures from the. different religious representatives were informative easy to understand and it ran. at a good pace allowing us time to ask questions Muslim participant. 11 March 09 00 Dialogue session Views of Jesus Christ and the Prophet. Muhammad in both Christianity and Islam,11 00 Muslim prayers Al Aqsa Mosque. Christian Prayers Eucharist location tbc,15 45 Group Discussion Prayer in our tradition.
18 00 Evening prayer at Ras el Amud Mosque, 19 00 An evening of Jerusalem hospitality dinner at the home. of Dr Mustafa Abu Sway, Insightful and informative both in helping us to reflect upon historical significance. faith relations and the contemporary geopolitics,Christian participant. 12 March 08 00 Leave for Bethany Church of Lazarus. 10 30 Discussions with Faculty and students at,Al Quds University followed by lunch. 13 30 Leave for Bethlehem and Mosque of Omar,15 45 Church of the Nativity.
19 30 Dinner in College, How many different denominations there were Being in the Holy Sepulchre and. seeing the different Christian denominations reminded me of Sunnis Shias. Deobandis Baralvis Wahabis Sufis So good to see Muslim participant. 13 March 09 30 Service at St George s Cathedral Arabic English. 13 30 Briefing Holy Sepulchre and the Christian Quarter. 14 15 Tour of the Holy Sepulchre, 17 30 Lecture Contemporary Israeli narratives on politics. and religion, I was left reflecting on what a more Godly heavenly world would look like given. there is more than one faith barriers did not belong Christian participant. 14 March 09 00 Leave for Hebron Mosque of Abraham Group. discussion Abraham and his significance, 14 00 St George s High School Jerusalem Conversations. with pupils Life in Jerusalem, 20 00 Dialogue with Archbishop Suheil Dawani Local.
Christians in the Holy Land, It was extremely heartening for me to see how Christians were so engrossed in their. spiritual journey here As a Muslim I felt happy to see Christians and Jews who are. devout in their faith Muslim participant, 15 March 09 15 Church of the Annunciation and free time in. Depart for the Sea of Galilee,12 15 Lunch at Mount of Beatitudes. 13 30 Church of the Multiplication Church of the,Beatitudes Capernaum Mensa Christi. 19 00 Dinner in College, I am now much more ready to respond to and counter Islamophobic comments.
Christian participant,16 March 09 30 Leave for Yad Vashem lunch here. 13 30 Afternoon tour of Deir Yassin,18 00 Reception. 18 30 Discussion Love of God and neighbour in,Christianity and Islam with Amina Abu Sway and. Tala Dawani,19 30 Dinner at the College, To have visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall and see. such devotion was a humbling experience Muslim participant. 17 March 08 00 Haram esh Sharif,14 00 Free Afternoon.
17 00 Final group discussion,19 00 Final dinner, 18 March 08 00 Breakfast Time of breakfast may be adjusted. to suit departure times, I realized that we agreed on more than I expected There was a greater emphasis. in Islam on beauty than I had thought and I feel a lot could be developed from the. common search for beauty Christian participant,Course details. The Sharing Perspectives course costs 1900 approx 1220. We hope to be able to offer bursaries to reduce the cost of the course. Please ask for further details,The cost of the course covers. Accommodation, All meals from dinner on the evening of 9th March to breakfast on 18th March.
All costs related to course activities,The cost of the course does not cover. flights need to be booked separately be each participant. travel from Tel Aviv airport to and from St George s College. we aim to share a minibus where possible,drinks ordered at meals outside the College. phone laundry wifi internet,extra nights,Course facilitators. Rt Revd Dr Richard Shaykh Ibrahim Dr Mustafa Abu The Revd Dr. Cheetham Mogra Sway Rodney Aist, Bishop of Kingston Co chair of the Professor of Course Director at. Anglican President Christian Muslim Philosophy and SGCJ ordained. of the Christian Forum Asst Islamic Studies at Methodist minister. Muslim Forum General Secretary Al Quds scholar with a. Trustee of St of the Muslim University research interest in. George s College Council of Britain Jerusalem Christian pilgrimage. Jerusalem to Jerusalem, We have been privileged to host a number of Sharing Perspectives courses at St.
George s College Jerusalem over recent years, I warmly welcome and strongly support the courses They are opportunities to bring. together Christians and Muslims from the UK to share time and experiences together. in the Holy Land They have the opportunity to live together and to meet with and. listen to people in this Land from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives Building. good understanding and relationships between major faiths is one of the biggest. tasks of our time, Jerusalem is a very unique context in which to do this and the Sharing Perspectives. course is a very important contribution to Christian Muslim dialogue both here and. in the UK We hope that there will be many more opportunities for these courses to. take place,Salaam and Peace, The Most Revd Suheil S Dawani Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, To express an interest in the course or for more information please. contact Bishop Richard Cheetham s PA Margaret Humphries. margaret humphries southwark anglican org,020 8545 2443.
Faith communities must go the extra mile compete with each other in the service of. the common good without the falsity of syncretism In our genuine truthful and. loving communication and action lies the challenge to fear the building of the. common good Take courage let us work together,The Most Revd Justin Welby. Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of both St George s College Jerusalem. and the Christian Muslim Forum, Address at the Muslim Council of Wales dinner Cardiff 2 October 2015. St George s College Jerusalem 9 18 March 2016 If you have a genuine interest in hristian Muslim relations and are able to discuss our commonalities but more importantly our differences respectfully and politely then this course is for you Muslim participant A course for current and future leaders of both faiths Greater understanding between Christians and Muslims within

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