23
Aug
Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: The questions Christians ask with Peter Riddell

You are warmly invited to a public lecture by Professor Peter Riddell on the topic Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: The questions Christians ask on Wednesday 23 August at our Henderson campus.

With New Zealand becoming an increasingly multi-ethnic society, Christians are interacting more with those from a Muslim faith in their workplaces and neighbourhoods. The activities of self-proclaimed Islamic terrorist groups have caused increasing Islamophobia in Western countries. Is such a fear valid or misplaced? Are there false assumptions about Islam that we need to dismantle? How should Christians befriend our Muslim neighbours?

While Professor Riddell is at Laidlaw teaching a postgraduate course on Engaging Islam, we have invited him to share to a wider audience at this public lecture.

So, get your home group together, or just come along yourself, to what promises to be an informative evening!

Where Henderson Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP by Monday 21 August to events@laidlaw.ac.nz

About the Speaker

Professor Peter RiddellProfessor Peter Riddell has published widely on the study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. He currently serves as Vice-Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology and as Professorial Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS, University of London. He is currently writing a book entitled Political and Social Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: The questions Christians ask, based on questions posed by Christian audiences over many years of public lectures he has given.