Meet the new postdoctoral fellow

Dr Abdul Rahman Mustafa joined staff at the University of Edinburgh in September as the Christian-Muslim Studies Network’s first postdoctoral fellow. He brings to New College his expertise in both law and Islamic theology, and he contributes to the Network’s commitment to interfaith studies with a critical lens. His appointment was made possible by a grant from the Luce Fund for Theological Education at the Henry Luce Foundation. Dr Mustafa joined the staff at New College after completing his PhD…

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Middle Eastern Christians in the UK: A tense study in Christian-Muslim-Secular relations

The Middle East’s Christian communities frequently make headlines as they emigrate rapidly from from ancient homelands to Europe and the Americas.  The Christian-Muslim Studies Network and the Centre for the Study of World Christianity co-sponsored a discussion that explored the fate of those whose emigration led them to the United Kingdom. Dr Fiona McCallum, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, presented findings from the Humanities in the European Research Area project, ‘Defining and Identifying Middle…

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‘Divine Hospitality’ and Christian-Muslim Relations in Lebanon

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network invites the public to New College, University of Edinburgh for a round table discussion that explores the role that Christian-Muslim conversation and shared action have had in Lebanon and the broader Middle East. The evening discussion will move beyond news headlines and simplistic views of Lebanon and offer first hand accounts  of the millenial old wisdom and recent experiences of inter-religious debate, conflict, and co-existence in the Middle East.  The centrepiece of the event, which begins…

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The Christian-Muslim Studies Network hosts Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad of Jordan to New College at the University of Edinburgh May 22. As a world leader in promoting interfaith harmony between Muslims and Christians, Prince Ghazi’s lecture discussed the need for civil dialogue that does not ignore differences. His framework rests on the shared commandment of Christianity and Islam to love God and neighbor. ‘Jesus gives you an anthropology of love in the two commandments [to love God…

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The Inaugural Conference of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network

From the 4th through the 6th of September, 2017, scholars from five continents will gather together at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh for the inaugural international conference of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Reframing Christian-Muslim Encounters: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives will critically examine the existing field of Christian-Muslim Studies and constructively analyse historic and current paradigms for theological, scriptural, and philosophical debate

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