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.

Programme:

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.
venue: 
Gladstone's Library
address: 
St Deiniol's, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3
cost: 
Usual fee is £170, 10% dicount if you mention Interfaith Harmony Week discount.
organised by: 
Gladstone's Library & Chris Hewer
who to contact: 
Reception
phone: 
01244 532350
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