Scriptural Reasoning: Why Engage in Dialogue? Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre.

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05Feb2018

From 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm

At Glasgow Gurdwara and Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre

Flemington House (2nd floor), 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow G21 4BF

Interfaith Glasgow / +44 141 558 0778

Open to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. This special Scriptural Reasoning event for approximately 25 participants will go back to basics and explore why Jews, Christians, and Muslims should engage in interfaith dialogue.

What do the sacred texts of these traditions tell us about how we should engage with others who believe and practise differently from us? How can we apply these lessons in today’s fractured world? This event will use the format of Scriptural Reasoning—an internationally renowned method of interfaith dialogue where people come together to discuss a passage from each of their scriptures on a common theme.

The goal is not to build consensus, but greater understanding. Speakers from each of the traditions set the scene by introducing a text from their tradition, and then all are welcomed as equals to join in discussion in small groups. The atmosphere is intimate and friendly and participants have an opportunity to be mutually hospitable towards one another.

Playing the role of both host and guest, they welcome others to read their sacred text with them and learn about another text and the important role it plays in the lives of others. Participant reflections on the discussion will be recorded and shared on social media to encourage participation in interfaith dialogue.

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