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.
A series of online lectures by Dr David Coffey
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
These lectures will explore the use of ideas which are admitted by both the Qur'an and the Bible in discussions between Muslims and Christians. You will hear about key historical figures, and consider important themes which can form the basis for constructive communication today.
To access the lectures, please REGISTER HERE.
Recordings, Power Points and Handouts for the series can be found here.
The recording from January 14th is now available
Session 2, January 21st, will look at more lessons from history.
Applications are invited for the next online course:
3 credit hour equivalent, Feb 22nd - April 14th 2021.
Informal 'Tea and Conversation' meetings have re-commenced every other Tuesday 4-6 p.m.. We can welcome a few people in person, and others online.
Following the conference on 'Reading the Gospels in Islamic Context', some of the participating scholars have set up an online reading group.
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