We believe in justice - the missional implications of the Israel-Palestine situation
How does the on-going situation involving Israel and Palestine affect missional engagement with Muslims? Are the effects the same in the Middle East, elsewhere in the Arab world, the wider non-Arab Muslim world and amongst Muslim communities in the UK?
It is sometimes said by Muslims that Islam is a religion of justice.
- How do Muslims understand justice and peace?
- How does their understanding apply to disputed, contested or fought over situations?
- How does Islam as a religion and Muslims as people address long-standing historical grievances at family, communal and national levels?
- What is the place of forgiveness, healing and reconciliation?
This event explores these questions in the light of the on-going situation involving Israel and Palestine.
We – the Steering Group – are aware that the Israel-Palestine situation is contentious, even divisive, for some Christians. We are committed to exploring contentious issues in an atmosphere of mutual respect for those who hold different opinions. In this context, much is rooted in divergent hermeneutics of the Biblical text. In this event, we desire that our focus is on the missional implications for engaging Muslims in the UK and abroad.
The Global Connections Muslim World Forum continues to examine issues which are relevant to the work and activities of agencies and churches engaging with Muslims around the world and locally.
The day will include speakers, discussion, and time for prayer and networking.
The meeting starts with refreshments (tea and coffee) at 11:30am and finishes at 4:00pm.
The cost is £15 to people from GC member agencies and churches, or £45 for non GC members - payment is to be made in advance to secure your booking. Drinks are included in the price but please bring your own lunch.