Lenten Study 2016: Islam and Christianity

Westworth United Church presents a Lenten study on Islam and Christianity to help participants better understand the practices and beliefs of Islam in dialogue with Christianity. Each session will be presented by leaders in the Winnipeg Christian and Muslim communities.

All sessions held at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Schedule – New date for two sessions

February 22nd

Speaker: Omar Siddiqui

Fundamentals of Islam in Worship and Action: Misconceptions & Truths

February 29th

Speakers: Idris Knapp, Karl Koop – Change of date for this session Jesus and Interfaith Relations: Comparative Islamic and Christian Views

March 7th

Speakers: Ismael Muktar, Arthur Walker-Jones – Change of date for this session

How to Read Scripture: the Qur’an and the Bible

Including: How to read difficult passages

How scripture deals with violence and justice in today’s context

 March 14th

Speakers: Shahina Siddiqui, Jane Barter

Women’s Status and Dress in Islam and Christianity

Historic and Cultural Variations

March 22nd

Speakers: Nilufer Rahman, Anisa Isse, Stan Mckay, Louise Champagne,Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud, Steve Plenert

In Solidarity We Act

Addressing Issues of Hate, Violence, Racism, and Colonization

To assist in planning, please advise if you will be attending by emailing office@westworth.ca or calling 204-489-6974 ext. 20 by February 17th, if possible (later deciders – come anyway!)

Supported by a grant awarded by the Living Spirit Fund of the United Church of Canada Foundation