How much does Summer School cost?

We recognise that students preparing for faith-based careers often have limited resources. So, the cost to the students is heavily subsidised by generous grant donations. The £200 you contribute gives you full board and lodging for a week in St Stephen’s House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, tuition from both Christian and Muslim teachers, a visit to see old Bible and Qur'an manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and excursions into the beautiful city of Oxford.

Grants and donations cover a large portion of the tuition costs for Summer School. If you feel it's important for the next generation of Muslim and Christian religious leaders to develop a shared understanding, please consider making a donation to the centre.

Who is Summer School For?

Our Summer School is a unique residential programme, hosted at St Stephen's House, Oxford. The programme is designed for men and women who are currently, or have recently finished, studying at Christian or Islamic theological colleges training for vocational, faith-based careers in the UK, and who hope one day to be leaders within their local communities.

How does it work?

The week-long course brings together Christians and Muslims to share academic study on topics of common interest that breaks down barriers, enhances the student’s own studies, and equips them for their future careers. Students attend lectures, workshops and tutorials led by Christian and Muslim academics exploring sacred texts, shared history, contemporary issues and difficult questions.

The focus is on shared study and understanding of both the commonalities and the differences between Christians and Muslims of diverse traditions. Participants discuss difficult topics, disagreements and social problems in a spirit of respect and empathy—not just toward people of other faiths but toward those from other traditions within their own faith community with whom they might have theological differences.

You can download the report from the 2017 Summer School here.

If you would like to apply for a place at Summer School, please first read the criteria and expectations for the Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School.


Student Testimonials


Videos (recorded at the 2015 Summer School)


Photos


Summer School Resources

Participants in the Summer School can find all the resources used on the Resources Page.  It is password protected and the password will be given to students at the school.  You will be able to find all the handouts, texts and powerpoints that are used for the sessions here.


Funding Summer School

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.

Grants and donations cover a large portion of the tuition costs for Summer School. If you feel it's important for the next generation of Muslim and Christian religious leaders to develop a shared understanding, please consider making a donation to the centre.

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