Understanding Islam

 January 1, 1970

Understanding Islam

with primary speaker Dr. John Derksen, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba

and conversation partner Shaykh Zak Sheikh, Muslim Chaplain at the University of Alberta.


Friday, January 14,

7:00-8:30 p.m.: “Understanding Islam: Making Sense of Muhammad, the Qur’an, and 9/11”: A primer on Islam, including a brief survey of its origins, its central teachings, and its place in the modern world.


Saturday, January 15,

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: “A Muslim-Christian Conversation”: A conversation between a Muslim and a Christian about God, faith, and the world we share.


Sunday, January 16,

10:00-11:00 a.m. (Worship Service): “Children of Abraham: Relating as a Christian to Your Muslim Neighbours”: A practical guide for Christians living alongside Muslims in a pluralist society.


Sunday, January 16,

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Adult Sunday School): “Understanding Islam: FAQ and Q&A”: Frequently Asked Questions about Islam and Christianity, with a chance to ask some infrequently asked questions as well.

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