Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club
invite you to inter-faith Discussion to mark Mohammad and Jesus birth anniversaries
Faith in Action
Personal experiences in religious social works and aspirations for more spiritual, less material world
Alan Murray *
Anfal Al Mousawi **
Revd David Tuck ***
This is a time when people of faith need to feel proud of their religious identities. As Christians await Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Muslims will have celebrated the birth of Mohammad. Both religions have abundance of rich traditions, spirituality and moral values. It is the time for their followers to come together and share these valuable treasures. The seminar is a get-together event to exchange ideas on commonalities, shared spiritual experiences and aspirations for a better future for the human race.
Time: 6.30pm Tuesday, 19th December 2017
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
* Alan Murray chairs the Trustees of All Faiths And None, an educational programme and resource primarily for further education. AFAN works for dialogue and mutual understanding and against discrimination and intolerance at national and local levels, in educational and community contexts, exploring the ‘Big Questions’ in life within the diverse multi-faith belief traditions of our society. Murray is also Chair of the European Network on Religion and Belief, based in Brussels, and he was the Churches’ National Adviser on Further Education at the Archbishops Council from 2003-2008.
**Anfal Al Mousawi is a media personality with experience as a producer and presenter. After leaving Iraq with her parents in 1980, she settled in Holland where she completed her initial studies. She holds BA in Arabic Literature. She experienced office life with several companies before settling in her present media work. She is also an activist and is a trustee with the Muslim Youth Association.
*** Revd David Tuck has been in parish ministry for most of his working life – in Norfolk and in Greater London – Although he had formally retired in 2001 he has continued his life of extremely active service as Curate at the Parish Church of St. Alban, North Harrow. He is active in interfaith circles and often visits and lectures at mosques and other faith centres.
**** Ashur Shamis is an expert on political Islam, state-religion relations, democratic transition, social movements, and state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa. He was an activist against the Gaddafi regime in Libya for over thirty years. He translated several work from and into Arabic including; In the Shade of the Quran, A Thematic Commentary on the Quran, Nelson Mandela autobiography, and Talking to Terrorists.
Admission is Free. Please register for catering purposes – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07795 660 438