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CMCS Houston Inaugural Project

Daniel, Islam, Apocalyptic

The next symposium will be on

Friday, June 10th at 0900 Houston time.

"Daniel apocalypses from Islamic contexts"

For papers, recordings, ongoing discussion and the Daniel Reading Group,

ONLINE COURSES

Applications are now open for:

Contemporary Issues in Muslim & Christian Dialogue

Mat 16th - June 29th, 2022

This semester's courses:

Qur'an & Bible 2:  Issues & Interpretation

January 12th - March 23rd, 2022

History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue

January 10th - March 21st, 2022

 

The Sanneh Institute's

Theological Survey of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa  

January 21st - April 29th, 2022

"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 Houston Adjunct   

NEWS

THE FIRST SYMPOSIUM OF THE 'DANIEL, ISLAM, APOCALYPTIC' PROJECT was held 

Feb. 24-25, 0930-1330 Houston time.

An online reading group on the biblical book of Daniel in Islamic context meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.  

The next symposium will be 'Daniel Apocalypses from Islamic Contexts', June 10th 2022.

Online seminars from our sister center, CMCS Oxford

Tuesdays at 0830 Houston time, beginning 10th May with

Dr Richard McCallum on British Christians responses to Islamophobia.

 

Tea, Conversation . . . and Dinner!

Informal study sessions - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Current topics:  Festivals (May 5th), Worship (May 12th)

 

Please email us if you would like to come.

The texts studied in previous sessions are all available on our Tea and Text Meetings page.

Listen to Ida Glaser's recent interview with David Capes of the Lanier Theological Library

From the Archive:

Dr. David Coffey on Humanity

Our Vision

To see Muslim and Christian relationships transformed through shared academic study and by following the example of Christ.

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

President Robert Sloan, Houston Baptist University

I welcome this sincere effort to understand each other in a loving environment.

Dr. Ghulam Zarquani, Hijaz Muslim College 

We can all benefit from a humble interaction that is at once both uncompromising and respectful!

Rev. Dr. Greg Scharf, Bridge Trust USA

I strongly believe that this center is a step forward in building a more peaceful world where people of different faiths will learn to coexist for a better future.

Azizou Atte-oudeyi,

Doctoral Student, Rice University

Learning to think