Qur’an & Bible Reading
Once a month during term-time, a group of up to a dozen Christians and Muslims meets together at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies and reads texts together in something like the tradition of Scriptural Reasoning. A theme is set in advance and the facilitators - one Muslim, one Christian - choose passages from the Old and New Testaments and the Qur’an. The group then discusses them in turn, including looking at the original languages and asking questions of one another. The objective is a deeper exploration of how we read and interpret our respective texts. Below you will find the different themes that we have looked at and can download the texts to explore for yourself or with others. We hope you will find them helpful.
Funding Our Research
Our research projects are central to the work we do at CMCS, as they inform our teaching and public education work. Research is often funded by large organisations, but - as with any academic institution - we sometimes struggle to fund all of the research we would like to carry out.
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