Mon, Jan 31

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Online Book Club Discussion

Dialogue Matters Book Club January

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Dialogue Matters Book Club January

Time & Location

Jan 31, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

Online Book Club Discussion

About the Event

On Monday, January 31st, we are meeting for our monthly Dialogue Matters Book club meetings to increase our knowledge and understanding of challenging issues and center our minds to increase our compassion, humanity, and fellowship.

For the sake of dialog and understanding, we may choose books genres to read from the topics related to interfaith, faith-inspired, social justice, history, a biography of important peacemakers, and contemporary issues. 

We meet last Monday of each month between 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Due current health concerns, this meeting will be on zoom only for this month. 

Rev. Debra Loudin-McCann and Ornela Kocyigit from the Dialogue Institute will be the moderator for the club and lead the discussions during the club meetings.

This month we are reading Dr. Craig Considine's new book: 

People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians

What can Prophet Muhammad's encounters with ancient Christians teach us about today's relationship between Christianity and Islam?

More than you may think, according to Rice University's Craig Considine. He examines these interactions in his newest book, "People of the Book - Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians."

Considine describes the book as biographical in nature, taking readers on a journey of Muhammad's life through his interactions with Christians around the Arabian Peninsula. As he explores these relationships in a sociological manner, Considine considers the respective beliefs of the people Muhammad encountered, including how they felt about Jesus and Christianity as a whole.

Throughout his life Prophet Muhammad met with Christian monks, merchants, allies, bishops, prophets, nations and statesmen. These encounters allow us to reflect upon the intersections of Christianity and Islam and the different kind of Christian communities in Muhammad's midst. But more importantly, Muhammad's relationship with Christians provide sociological and theological insight  on how today's Christians and Muslims can bridge the gap to resolve conflicts around the world.

Please fill out the form below to register for the club meetings.