Our second "Hot Topics" event will look at the characters of Ishmael, Sarah and Hagar, the relationships between them and the faiths their descendents follow. This will draw on the work of CMCS Research Fellow, Dr Shabbir Akhtar and his study of Paul's writings.
The centre seeks to work through teaching, learning, resourcing, equipping, and facilitating encounter and reflection in multiple ways.
¨ at the grassroots, to engage people and churches and raise awareness of the need for Christians to encounter Muslim people and develop an understanding of the Islamic faith, traditions and practices;
¨ by developing specific classes and programmes that explore ways Christians can encounter and engage with Islam in local and global settings;
¨ partnering with others to train people engaged in mission;
¨ developing research-led practice in relation to Islam and Christianity; with academic excellence, resourcing the global church with specialists.