Scriptural Reasoning: Why Dialogue?

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05Feb2018

From 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm

At Flemington House

110 Flemington Street, G21 4BF Glasgow, United Kingdom

Interfaith Glasgow

This special interfaith dialogue event marking World Interfaith Harmony Week will invite participants from the Jewish, Muslims and Christian traditions to go back to basics and explore why they 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 practice 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 understanding and ultimately friendship.

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 – as they play 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.

This is a dialogue specifically for Muslims, Jews and Christians so that they can explore together texts from their scriptures and their shared heritage as Abrahamic faiths.

All Jews, Christians and Muslims are welcome - you do not have to be an 'expert in your faith - just enthusiastic and willing to learn more about your own faith and the faith traditions of others.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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