Understanding Islam: A Clear and Concise Introduction to the Faith - North Wales

4 Feb 2011 - 3:00pm - 6 Feb 2011 - 5:00pm

Gladstone's Library (the only residential theology library in the UK) invites you to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2011 with us in North Wales. From 4th-6th February we are proud to host a weekend of workshops on 'Understanding Islam' led by Dr Chris Hewer, former adviser on interfaith relations to the Bishop of Birmingham.

As part of an ongoing project to catalyse Christian-Muslim understanding and coinciding with Interfaith Harmony Week, we are offering all interfaith and community workers a 10% discount on our usual fees. The reduced price of £153 includes 2 nights 4-star accommodation and all meals taken during the duration of the course. And, of course, access to the library's extensive collection on theology, British history and more.


Friday 4th February

3.00 onwards            Check in and registration

6.00            Welcome by Peter Francis, Warden of Gladstone’s Library

6.15            Introduction to the Programme

6.45            Dinner

8.00            Session 1:  A wide-angle Muslim view of creation


Saturday 5th February

8.30            Breakfast

9.30             Session 2:  Prophets and Muhammad

10.30            Coffee

11.00            Session 3:  Revelations and the Qur’an

12.30            Lunch

2.00            Session 4:  Succession: Sunnis and Shi’as; Jihad

3.00            Coffee

3.20            Session 5:  A creed unpacked

6.45            Dinner

8.00            Optional informal discussion: Muslims in Britain and Europe

Sunday 6th February

8.30            Breakfast

9.30            Session 6:  Worship, prayer and festivals

10.30            Coffee

11.00            Session 7:  Building a just society

12.30            Lunch

2.00            Session 8:  Family life: rites, ethics, gender, children

3.00            Coffee

3.20            Session 9:  Islam and other faiths (optional)

[Gladstone's Library is a registered Charity and is funded entirely by public donations and from the proceeds of courses and accommodation fees.]

 email enquiries@gladlib.org to book or for any information

how to book: 
Call or email to book. Quoting 'Interfaith Harmony Week' for a 10% discount on fees.
Gladstone's Library
St Deiniol's, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3
Usual fee is £170, 10% dicount if you mention Interfaith Harmony Week discount.
organised by: 
Gladstone's Library & Chris Hewer
who to contact: 
01244 532350