On Wednesday 7th November, CMCS held a celebratory event at Christ Church, Oxford to mark its 10th Anniversary. The Centre in Oxford was founded in 2008 and has been involved in teaching and mentoring, guiding and researching with many Christians and Muslims from a diverse range of backgrounds over the past decade. Our Anniversary Celebration showcased our wide variety of outputs and the impact the Centre has had on our network of friends and supporters, students and scholars.

The presentation and panel discussion brought together some high-profile speakers, including Sheikh Shams Ad Duha, Director, Ebrahim College, East London, Rev Dr Richard Sudworth, Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Imam Monawar Hussain, Founder, The Oxford Foundation and Dr Ida Glaser, International Academic Co-ordinator and Founding Fellow, CMCS. You can listen below to the audio of their discussion around the challenges of educating Christians and Muslims about one another.

CMCS Operations Director, Felice Nassar, presented the launch of the Centre’s 10-Year Development Fund, which is tasked with raising £107,000 by the end of December 2018. We have the promise of a significant lead gift and need to raise this sum to benefit from a match funding agreement. The Development Fund was created to establish a firm financial foundation for the Centre’s coming years. It will facilitate the recruitment of more staff, therefore building the Centre’s capacity, and growing the academic team, thus increasing output.

Following the presentation, guests were invited to join staff and speakers for a non-alcoholic drinks’ reception and optional attendance at Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral.

The event was well-attended with over 80 guests from all over the UK.


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