Seminars, Events and Courses
Our seminars, lectures and day courses are open to the public and (usually) free of charge. Upcoming events are advertised on our website and in our newsletter.
Next conference: ‘Territoriality and Hospitality: Muslims and Christians learning to live together’ - Accra, Ghana, 26 - 28 February 2020
For a description of the conference theme and details see the Call for Papers
Term Time Seminars
During each Oxford academic term, CMCS hosts a series of research seminars where postgraduate students, post-docs and various other researchers and academics present papers relating to the Muslim-Christian interface. These seminars frequently feature papers that are ‘works-in-progress’, providing a platform for interesting debate and comment.
For those who can't attend our seminars in person, we record many of them and upload them to the website. Listen here.
Qur'an and Bible Study
This is a monthly meeting hosted at the Centre where Muslims and Christians meet to study the Qur’an and the Bible together. The studies assume that participants are willing to listen and learn from one another, ask questions and offer their own perspectives, but they don’t assume that we will necessarily agree. We all eat together before the study. To register interest in joining the group please email us. Click here to see topics and texts from past events.
From time to time, CMCS organises study days on topics of particular interest either at the Centre or through external bodies such as Oxford University. For instance, in 2016 we ran a day looking at the disturbing texts about wars and divine commands to fight in the Bible and Qur’an, which gave participants an opportunity to read those texts and explore how Muslims, Christians and others may interpret them. Upcoming study days are advertised on our website.
Whilst CMCS does not provide undergraduate teaching in its own right, we do sometimes run short courses either at the Centre or through the university. These will be advertised on the website and throughout Oxford University. To make sure you don't miss any of our courses and events, please sign up to our newsletter. If you are a studying or training for a career in faith leadership or are an early career faith leader then you may be interested in our Muslim-Christian Summer School.
Funding Our Courses and Seminars
CMCS was born of a vision to strengthen the clarity, integrity and capacity of future scholars, educators and leaders in thinking about Muslim-Christian relations. Our students are from a variety of backgrounds and, as such, we heavily subsidise our educational offerings.
If you believe in bringing Muslims and Christians together to promote integrity and build understanding through teaching, research and public education, please consider making a donation to our Centre. A donation as small as £10 will allow us to fund the refreshments at a seminar. A larger amount will pay the travel costs for the person who is delivering the seminar.