Conference booking window extended

The MCSCI conference, Evangelical Responses to Islamic Revival, is now only 4 weeks away, and we are very pleased with the range of speakers and topics we are able to bring you.

We know that Christmas is taking over a lot of people’s thinking right now – so we have extended the booking window for our conference to make sure everyone who wants to be there can do so – but we cannot hold bookings open forever, so please do secure your space today.

Late Bookings

We still have some spaces for extra delegates, so please do book a place at our conference if you have not already done so! We will be accepting late bookings until at least Thursday 17th December – but book now to avoid possible disappointment.

You can download the latest version of the schedule here: Daily schedule (web) – correct as of 11 December

While all effort will be made to avoid it, the organisers reserve the right to amend session timing, content and speakers if required.

Day 1 – Thursday 7th January

Photo of Dr Phil Lewis

Dr Phil Lewis

Morning

The conference will start on the morning of Thursday 7th January. After registration at 10am, there will be a short period of worship followed by our first keynote speech by Dr Phil Lewis.

After that first speech, we break for lunch.

Afternoon

Thursday afternoon will be occupied with two sessions of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose two issues to be part of discussions on (with some offered in both sessions). Discussion topics are planned as follows:

  • What is happening to Islam in the UK? (with Phil Lewis)
  • European Christian Response to Islam (with Gordon Hickson)
  • Making sense of Muslim groups (with Richard McCallum)
  • Christian use of the Qur’an (with Michael Lodahl)
  • Evangelism and the Muslim (with Dan Miller)
  • Believers of a Muslim Background (BMBs) and the Church (with Roxy Foulkes)
  • Churches’ response to Islam in Britain (with Richard McCallum)
  • What is happening to Islam Worldwide – trends and movements? (with Martin Accad)
  • Israel/Palestine today (with Salim Munayer)

The conference will then break for delegates to get an evening meal, visit exhibition stands and take part in networking, before reconvening for the evening speech.

Evening

Martin Accad

Dr Martin Accad

The evening will conclude with our second keynote speech, by Dr Martin Accad (Director, Institute of Middle East Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary)

Read more about Dr Accad and his speech “Islamic Revival Worldwide”.

The day is due to end at around 9pm.

Day 2 – Friday 8th January

Morning

Dr Salim Munayer

Dr Salim Munayer

Day two begins as on day one – with a time for worship together – but slightly earlier at 9am.

Immediately after this will be the third keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Salim Munayer.

Read more about Dr Munayer and his speech, “Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be another session of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose one issue to be part of discussions on, with discussion topics planned as follows:

  • Dialogue as an evangelical response to Islam (with Martin Accad)
  • The work of reconciliation – is there any hope? (with Salim Munayer)
  • Crises in the Muslim communities? (with Roxy Foulkes)
  • Christian response to the Refugee crisis locally (with Dave Smith)
  • Contextualised communities of Believers from a Muslim Background (with Greg Livingstone)

Once these discussions are complete, we will break for lunch.

Afternoon

Dr Michael Lodahl

Dr Michael Lodahl

Immediately after lunch will be the fourth keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Michael Lodahl.

Read more about Dr Lodahl and his speech, “‘That They May See Your Good Works and Glorify Your Father in Heaven’: A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelistic Engagement with Muslim People”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be a final session of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose one issue to be part of discussions on, with discussion topics planned as follows:

  • What is happening to Islam Worldwide – trends and movements? (with Martin Accad)
  • Abrahamic Faith in dialogue (with Michael Lodahl)
  • European Christian Response to Islam (with Gordon Hickson)
  • Christian response to the Refugee crisis locally (with Dave Smith)
  • Contextualised communities of Believers from a Muslim Background (with Greg Livingstone)

The conference will then break for delegates to get an evening meal, visit exhibition stands and take part in networking, before reconvening for the evening speech.

Evening

The evening will conclude with the fifth keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Greg Livingstone.

Read more about Dr Livingstone and his speech, “A Worldwide picture of Believers from a Muslim Background”.

Day 3 – Saturday 9th January

Day three is a half-day, designed to aid those who have to be home in their own church setting on Sunday morning.

Morning

Gordon Hickson

Gordon Hickson

After morning worship at 9am, the final keynote speech of the conference will take place, by Gordon Hickson.

Read more about Gordon and his speech, “Christian Responses to Islam in Europe”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be a final session to review the content of the conference, which will be anchored by Dr Dwight Swanson and Rev Canon Phil Rawlings, who are co-Directors of MCSCI.

Afternoon

Lunch will be provided at 1pm.

There are no further sessions planned; we hope this should allow those who need to travel some distance to get away without missing anything. However, delegates are welcome to stay and network over an extended lunch period.

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