My individual tutorials with Dr Martin Whittingham were tailored to my study needs. But in addition to my consultations and my reading, I have also benefited from talking with other members of the Centre, from their interest in my studies, and from the many events happening in the CentreRead More
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.Read More
At Summer School we learned how to communicate firmly and honestly without offending one another in our discussions. We read Biblical and Qur’anic texts, explored inter-faith dialogue through history to the present day and its meaningful application in our society.
- Mwilwa Francis Kapansa, Muslim Summer School studentRead More
The combination of academic rigour and practical inter-faith advice that CMCS offers is helping Muslims and Christians locally and nationally to engage with and understand each other more clearly in a world where communications are increasingly strained. I am glad to support the work of the Centre, and long may it continue.
- Martin Gorick, Archdeacon of OxfordRead More
As a Ph.D. Middle Eastern Christian student, my time at the Centre was inspiring and transforming. I actually had the opportunity to meet with some profound scholars and to ask all sort of questions on what it means to read the Bible in the context of Islam, particularly the Old Testament. The discussions that I had with those scholars challenged but inspired and transformed the way in which I am thinking of reading the Bible in my own Middle Eastern/ Islamic context.
- Emad Botros, Research Support Student, McMaster Divinity CollegeRead More
Being a member of the inter-faith community at the Centre has transformed the way in which I view other religions, especially Christianity, but also has advanced my understanding of my own religion in new ways. From the very first day I came to CMCS to seek advice on my postdoctoral proposal from the Centre’s Director, I was welcomed warmly and assisted most generously by everyone.
- Dr Shirin ShafaieRead More
For my interaction with Muslims all over the world, CMCS has created such a confidence in me. Not only can I interact with Muslim scholars, but I can also provide view points on Christian topics that they would like to learn from me.
- Matthew JeongRead More
Throughout the course of history, Muslims and Christians have been encountering one another. This has sometimes been a negative and, at other times, a positive experience. The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies offers both academic rigour and a firm commitment to biblical truth in promoting the study of this long history of Muslim-Christian relations. I am glad, as well as thankful, in being able to commend its work to all those who desire a greater knowledge of one of the most pressing concerns of our times.
- Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, President, OXTRADRead More
“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.”Read More
When I came to study at CMCS, ISIS was beginning to take territory in Syria. So many atrocities accompanied their reign of terror. That added a layer of intensity to my thought. During that time, Christians heard daily news that put Islam in the most negative light. In my own country and my own congregation, emotions were running high. The controversy about Islam was escalating. I was so thankful for the opportunity to learn more about Islam at that time.
- Guy Gray, Guided Reading studentRead More
As a Middle Eastern Christian PhD student, my time at the Centre was inspiring and transforming. The discussions I had with profound scholars challenged but inspired and transformed the way in which I think of reading the Bible in my own Middle Eastern/Islamic context.
- Emad Botros (PhD student)Read More
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at CMCS and I believe learning from Dr. Glaser's knowledge and experience was the most privileged and the most productive part of my time at CMCS.
- Iftikhar Ahmed, Sabbatical Learning Student, St Helen's BishopsgateRead More
Academically, CMCS has provided me with a venue not only to expand and deepen my interest in the relationship between the state and interfaith dialogue in the Gulf, but also to present my work on interfaith in Qatar – through a public seminar and a written research briefing.
- Asim Koldzo, Scholarship Recipient, 2013-2014Read More
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.Read More
Our mission partners come with a variety of views and perspectives in Islam. I can be confident that [cross-cultural training at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies] both respects the diversity of approaches and challenges them.
- Colin Smith, Church Mission SocietyRead More
Guy Gray from Oregon, USA, took a guided reading course at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in 2014. Here, he describes his experiences and explains how he put what he learned into practice at the Muslim-Christian interface back home in Oregon.Read More