The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School - more than your usual inter-faith encounter!
The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School is a residential week of shared study between Muslims and Christians, in which we explore our differences with integrity and respect. Watch videos, see photos and apply for the next summer school below.
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.Donate >
When is the next Summer School?
The next Summer School will be 21st-28th August 2019 and the compulsory integral reunion weekend will be 6th-8th December 2019.
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.
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. Use button above to apply.
Videos (recorded at the 2015 Summer School)
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.