Our Vision:

Our vision is to see Muslim and Christian relationships transformed through shared academic study and by following the example of Christ.


Who We Are:

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.















What We Do:

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.


Apply now for our next online course:

'Qur'an and Bible 2:  Issues and interpretation'

31st May  -  6th August 2021

Course leaders:  Ida Glaser and Motaz Al-Thaher

'Christian-Muslim relations in Sub-Saharan Africa'

Our collaborating centers in Oxford and Accra are presenting a series of online seminars

Tuesdays at 0830 Houston time, May 4th - June 22nd.

Tuesday May 11th:

The National Cathedral, Hajj, and the Complexities of Religions and State Relations in Ghana 

Emmanuel Tettey, Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Accra, Ghana.

Admitted Truth

Recordings, Power Points and Handouts from Dr David Coffey's lecture series can be found here.   

A taste of 'Bible and Qur'an 1: Torah'

Dr Shirian Shafaie, speaking on 'Comparing the Qur'an and the Bible', Oct 21st 2020.

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

Learning to think