Wednesday, 29 January – Workshop on Islam and Inter-religious relations in Africa

This workshop will meet from 12:30-16:00 in the David Hume Tower, Room LG.06 (University of Edinburgh).

Registration is free but should be completed on Eventbrite.


12:30-13:00 Sandwich lunch

13:00-14:15 Chair: Prof Hugh Goddard (Alwaleed Centre) 

Prof Felicitas Becker (University of Ghent) The dynamics of religious reform in Swahili-language sermons from East Africa, with a response from Dr Fayaz Alibhai (Institute for Ismaili Studies) and discussion. 

14:15-14:35 Refreshment break 

14:35-15:50 Chair: Dr Shadaab Rahemtullah (New College) 

Dr Arngeir Langas (Danmission, Copenhagen) Peace in Zanzibar: Proceedings of the Joint Committee of Religious Leaders in Zanzibar, 2005-2013, with a response from Nico Brice-Bennett (New College, University of Edinburgh) and discussion. 

15:50-16:00 Outline of future Alwaleed Centre activities on the theme of ‘Islam and Inter-religious relations’ 

Thursday, 30 January – ‘Christianity in Islamic Thought in the Early Islamic Era: Educating the Opponent’

Seminar with Professor David Thomas, University of Birmingham

*Meeting at 16:00 in Senate room (New College)

Thursday, 13 February – ‘Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Seminar with Professor Bruce McCormack, Princeton Theology Seminary

*Meeting at 16:10pm in Martin Hall (New College)

This event is jointly sponsored by the Theology and Ethics seminar.

Tuesday, 25 February – ‘Pope Francis and Dialogue with Islam: Diplomacy, Turkey and Egypt’

Seminar with Professor Mario I. Aguilar, University of St Andrews

*Meeting at 16:10 in the Althaus-Reid room (New College)

This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.