Refreshments for a seminar or event: £10
A book for the CMCS library: £25-£75
New shelving for our library: £150
Paying for the Summer School students’ trip to the Bodleian Library to look at ancient copies of the Qur’an and New Testament: £200
A new laptop for the centre: £350
The publication of one edition of the Research Briefings: £400
A months Guided Reading for a student: £500
Sponsoring a student to attend the Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School: £1,000
[It costs CMCS around £1,200 per student to put on the Summer School, which covers accommodation, catering, teaching, visits, materials and staff costs. Students are heavily subsidised and contribute £200 towards this. CMCS then needs to raise the funds to cover the remaining £1,000 per student.]
Supporting the online publication of CMCS Research Briefings with an internationally renowned publisher, De Gruyter Open, to disseminate our research to a vastly wider audience: £1,000 per annum.
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Stories From Our Students
My experience as a post-doctoral fellow at CMCS has been one of the most informative and formational experiences that I've had in my life. I learned so much and made relationships and friendships that will last for life no matter where I go afterwards.
In her capacity as a tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, Liz was looking for somewhere that could offer both academic and practical ways for ordinands to immerse themselves in the Islamic faith. Wycliffe's partnership with CMCS has allowed them to broaden and enrich their offering.
Matthew, found CMCS after a long search for a place that would satisfy his need to learn about Islam and communicate about faith with Muslims.
“I was intrigued anew at the intersection of religion with culture, gender, and life experiences in building religious identity (my own and others). Mostly Summer School brought home to me yet again that the more I learn, the less I know, about both religions.”
“My experience has left me with an awareness of the importance of Christian-Muslim cooperation. We were given and shown many examples of Muslims and Christians working successfully together in handling problems from the grass roots up.”
Sally Anne Wheadon developed an understanding of the Islamic faith and Muslim people at Summer School, which she now uses in her work as a pastor in Cornwall.
“My experiences at Summer School have been really helpful in my current job as I encounter Muslims and peoples of other faiths in our church’s community activities.”
“Ultimately, the work of CMCS has led me to the realisation that what I have done is not enough. There are so many other things that I need to do, that I have not even yet contemplated.”
Shahanaz's experience with the first Annual Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School in 2015 was so positive that she now offers her own expertise as a Summer School facilitator. Here she decribes how Summer School took her career in a new direction.
Colin Smith, Dean of Mission Education at the Church Mission Society (CMS) regularly commissions cross-cultural training courses at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies. Here he talks about working with the centre.