newsletter february 2010

Dear friends ,

 

This is the latest newsletter of the muslim-christian marriage support group:  salam to all and welcome if you’ve recently  joined us.

Here are some dates:

 

Southall group meetings in 2010:

 

February 2 8th 

April 25th  

June 27th 

September 26th  

November 28th

 

(fourth sundays of alternate months , excluding august).

 

 

All meetings take place at our usual venue in Southall and start at 11.30 am, thanks to Michael Barnes and the de Nobili community who continue to make us welcome:

 

The group is for you, if you are in a mixed relationship or family, would like support or simply the opportunity to talk and listen to others who share similar kinds of experience.   Couples and families are welcome to attend all or any of them.

The plan this year is to alternate ‘share and support’ meetings with  focused sessions on particular topics:  as always it’s first and foremost your group, and we welcome your feedback and involvement.

 

The first meeting is approaching and if you think you may be attending on February 28th , would like to know more or  have any other issues you want to raise in confidence, please drop me (Heather) a line or call 01993 880689 .

 

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Just a few listings this month:

 

At the Whitechapel gallery in London until April 11th :  Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/where-three-dreams-cross-150-years-of-photography-from-india-pakistan-and-bangladesh

The first major exhibition of contemporary and historic photography by Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi artists. over 400 works by more than 70 photographers. ‘ The effect conjures up the throngs at a Delhi airport, Bangladeshi shopping centre or Lahore bus station.  There is so much to see here, one trip will probably not be enough.  Allow lots of time, take water and prepare for jostling crowds.’

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Coming up at St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London

A whole series of events- too many to list,  encompassing  music and storytelling, film, food , interfaith dialogue that goes deeper and conflict resolution workhops:

http://secure.stethelburgas.org/events

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Coming up at the City circle :

5th February Sughra Ahmed: Seen and not heard: voices of young British Muslims

http://www.thecitycircle.com/futureevents.php

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In the USA:   Youngstown State University OH “Studying the Jewish and Islamic Traditions,” a lecture series now in its fifth year. co–led by Helene Sinnreich, director of the Youngstown State University Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, and Mustansir Mir, director of the YSU Center for Islamic Studies,

on Wednesday, Feb. 10 the topic is women and on Wednesday, April 14 free will.

Mustansir Mir spoke in London  at the SOAS Qur’an conference on using the Bible in exegesis of the Qur’an.  http://www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/jqs/

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Download lectures by visiting scholars to the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center at The University of St Thomas Minnesota: http://www.stthomas.edu/mcdc/events/previous.html

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overview of ‘ Common Ground: Islam Christianity and religious pluralism’  by Paul L Heck: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=cM-TYfFatPsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=heck+islam+pluralism+common+ground&source=bl&ots=AScMvseUf9&sig=QYMqKJbz0THp_sNzm2ZvV_3j59E&hl=en&ei=w2BoS4u0EYL40wSz3Y2qCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBgQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=&f=falseCommon

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The Land of Unlikeness: The Risk and Promise of Interreligious Dialogue, The Las Casas lecture 2007 by Chrys McVey OP
here http://www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/resources.php?category=3 top

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report on the Christian Muslim forum family seminar : Healing families, Healing communities

http://www.christianmuslimforum.org/subpage.asp?id=377&mainid=20&

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Check out and add your thoughts on the latest postings on the interfaith marriage website here: www.interfaithmarriage.org.uk

 

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