Monday, 30 November 2015

Prof John Esposito of Georgetown University speaks on Christians and Muslims in our Globalised World - 4 December 2015

Christians and Muslims in our Globalised World: The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, the Australian Intercultural Society and the Australian Catholic University would like to invite you to:
Christians and Muslims in our Globalised World
Date: Friday 4 December 2015      Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start to 7:30pm
Location: Phillipa Brazil Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University (ACU), 115 Victoria Parade, Melbourne

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Esposito, Director, Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, Georgetown University. 
University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, John L. Esposito is Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, College of the Holy Cross. Esposito’s more than 45 books include: The Future of Islam, Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (with Dalia Mogahed), Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, and Islam and Politics.

Muslims and Christians make up more than 50% of the world's population. How they related to one another is pivotal in establishing and maintainging world peace. Are Muslims and Christians working towards uniting humanity or are they directly or indirectly causing more division? Can they work together to address contemporary issues of global magnitude? How can the ideals of interfaith dialogue transform the on-the-ground reality of relations between Christians and Muslims around the globe and particularly here in multi-faith Australia?
Q-A Session will follow the address
All are welcome. 
RSVP: esposito.eventbrite.com.au or call 03 9867 8842


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