On the 7th March 2016, the Al-Mahdi Institute hosted a group of Christian ministers in training from the Queens Foundation of Ecumenical Theological Studies to read and discuss pre-selected passages from Muslim and Christian Scripture. The group were joined by AMI Hawza students who also participated in the discussion.
As part of a collaborative module on ‘Christian and Muslim approaches to the Common Good’ a teaching session was conducted by Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani on a BA module at the Queens Foundation prior to the event on the topic of ‘Muslim approaches to the Common Good’
The open and safe space for scriptural reasoning allowed for vibrant discussions and shared learning identifying many areas of resonance and shared heritage without participants feeling the need to shy away from any differences that emerged from the two traditions. Participants were unanimous in their thanks for each others openness, greatly valuing the deep probing into each others reading of their respective texts and how they related to themes of the common good.
Supervised by Revd. Dr Richard Sudworth Queens Foundation of Ecumenical Theological Studies and AMI’s Dr Ali-reza Bhojani, the passages discussed explored the themes of ‘Wisdom‘ and ‘Authority of Evidence‘ within the Bible and Qur’an.
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