Invitation to Jerusalem 9-18 March 2016: Christians & Muslims, Shared Perspectives
- Created on Monday, 14 December 2015
You are warmly invited to join the next Shared Perspectives trip to Jerusalem in March 2016.
Jerusalem has deep significance for both Christians and Muslims and has long been a place of pilgrimage for followers of both faiths. This course will provide a unique context for Christian-Muslim dialogue by enabling 9 current and future leaders from each faith to live together as a community, to visit holy sites in and around Jerusalem, and to reflect together on their importance from both a Christian and a Muslim perspective. We will also hear directly from local people about their experience of life and faith in the Holy Land, gaining insights and a depth of understanding which will support us in promoting Christian-Muslim dialogue and understanding in our
communities back home.
The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of both St George’s College, Jerusalem, and the Christian Muslim Forum says, “Faith communities must go the extra mile, compete with each other in the service of the common good without the falsity of syncretism. In our genuine, truthful and loving communication and action lies the challenge to fear, the building of the common good. Take courage, let us work together.”
Pictured in the Sea of Galilee (thanks to 2015 participant John Woodhouse of Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group) are Bishop Richard Cheetham and Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, trustees of the Christian Muslim Forum and leaders of Shared Perspectives.
There are bursaries to help cover the cost so if you are interested, please let us know.