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The Center for Muslim & Christian Studies, Houston

Building Respect Seeking Truth


Learning Opportunities



First Houston Muslim & Christian Summer School

July 24th - 30th

a one-week intensive program that brings the next generation of Muslim and Christian religious, social, and educational leaders together to learn about each other's faith from fellow students and from participating scholars.

Tea and Texts

Thursdays 7-9 p.m.

Studying texts from the Qur'an and the Bible.

Tea is served from 6.30 p.m., and we have dinner and ongoing conversation from 9 p.m.



Research and Writing for Muslim-Christian Studies

You can do this start-any-time course at your own pace.   It is free of charge and includes the compulsory pre-requisite for students who wish to gain CMCS Houston credit for other courses. 

CMCS Houston Certificate in Muslim & Christian Studies

Students who have satisfactorily completed at least one of our online classes for credit are eligible to enroll for our            'Certificate in Muslim & Christian Studies'. This is a graduate level certificate which requires at least 15 credit hours from CMCS Houston or from our collaborating institutions.   

For courses available this fall, see our Online Courses page.

Research and writing

Summer time is time for research, writing and travel.

Ida Glaser will be working with Azadeh Rezaie on the editing of the 'Reading Daniel in Islamic Context' volume.  She will also be helping with finalising an volume on the Gospels in Islamic context.

Motaz al-Thaher will be presenting a paper on al-Farahi's views of the Bible at a conference in Amman.

Ida Glaser will be travelling to Oxford to chair a panel discussion on 'Shabbir Akhtar and the Bible' at CMCS Oxford.  

What's New?

Drs Motaz al-Thaher, David Coffey and Ida Glaser visiting online students in Kaduna, Nigeria, February 2024.

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Religious studies should be dialogues not monologues.  You need to enroll with others in discussions and dialogue, and the  CMCS courses provide this.  They include a very special combination of people from different religious backgrounds and cultures, who enrich the discussion and help [in] gaining knowledge and opening eyes to new perspectives. Moreover, the follow-up from the lecturers gives you the chance to develop your skills personally.

Motaz Al-Thaher, CMCS online course coordinator

Now more than ever our world needs understanding among peoples and nations that is grounded in honesty, transparency, and communication. 

President Robert Sloan, Houston Christian University

Our Vision
Transforming Muslim-Christian relations
through shared academic study and through following the example of Jesus the Messiah
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