Our vision is to see Muslim and Christian relationships transformed through shared academic study and by following the example of Christ.
The Center for Muslim and Christian Studies Houston is an independent research and study center serving the Texas region’s universities, churches and mosques. The Center researches questions of scholarly interest and social importance along the Muslim and Christian interface.
Our scholars meet on an equal footing of mutual respect and a commitment to seeking truth. They do interdisciplinary study and research which is relevant to interactions between Muslims and Christians today. This includes comparing Scriptures, exploring history, studying current relationships, and researching matters of mutual concern. They make the research available to the Texas region’s universities, seminaries, government, churches and mosques, through teaching, seminars, workshops, and publications.
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Student feedback is coming in:
"It was a superb experience program. It gave me the flavor of the history of Christian and Muslim relations as well as helping me to rethink how I can develop my relationships with Muslims."
"Learning happened organically and enjoyably through reading, lectures, and deep consideration and thoughtful discussion."
"I think it was the beginning and I have to walk forward because it is a big journey."
7-9th September, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford, and online.
An academic conference as part of the 'Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam' research project.
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
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
We can all benefit from a humble interaction that is at once both uncompromising and respectful!
Rev Dr Greg Scharf, Bridge Trust USA