CMCS Houston Inaugural Project
The most recent symposium was on
"Daniel in the Hadith"
We received fascinating insights into Shi'i and Sunni Hadith and how they are handled within communities of faith, followed by discussion about how those Hadith relate to the Biblical Book of Daniel and the deuterocanonical stories of Susannah. We then asked about the potential of Daniel for interfaith relations.
For papers, recordings, ongoing discussion and the Daniel Reading Group, go to the
New Start-any-time Course!
We are inviting applications for our new course on 'Research and Writing for Muslim & Christian Studies'. This is a start-any-time course which you can do at your own pace. It is free of charge and is a compulsory pre-requisite for students who wish to gain CMCS Houston credit for any other course.
12th October - 12th December 2022
Students who have satisfactorily completed at least one of our online classes for credit are eligible to enrol for our 'Certificate in Muslim & Christian Studies'. This is a graduate level certificate which requires at least 14 credit hours from CMCS Houston or from our collaborating institutions.
"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
Listen to Ida Glaser's recent interview with David Capes of the Lanier Theological Library
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED for the online course 'QURAN AND BIBLE 1:TORAH' which will begin on October 12th.
GENESIS 1-11: BUD OF THEOLOGY, GRANDMOTHER OF THE SCIENCES, SEEDBED OF THE HOLY BOOKS
had its online launch on Thursday, September 8th at 0800 Houston time.
RECORDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS OF THE THIRD 'DANIEL, ISLAM, APOCALYPTIC' SYMPOSIUM ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PROJECT WEBSITE.
The online reading group on the biblical book of Daniel in Islamic context continues to meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
Informal study sessions - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
We are beginning the academic year with a series on revelation.
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.
From the Archive:
Dr. David Coffey on Humanity
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.
Doctoral Student, Rice University