CAN THE WOLF LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMB?
TALKING VISIONS OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST FREE
Sunday 28 August, 4–5pm at Giffnock Synagogue, 222 Fenwick Rd,G46 6UE
After his experiences in the second Lebanon war, Alick Isaacs began to challenge some of his deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war and peace and to search for a way of reconciling the fact that religion is sometime used to justify violence with its messages of peace. In his book A Prophetic Peace he draws on sacred and secular sources, to propose an ambitious vision of religiously inspired peace and describes a project called Talking Peace whose aim is to bring individuals of different views together to share varying understandings of peace. In conversation with Ian Galloway, convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.
THE DAY THE WORLD CHANGED £6 (£4conc/FREE*)
Wednesday 31 August, 6.30 -8pm at Wellington Church, University Avenue
As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11 what is the legacy of that day and the conflict which ensued? Is the predicted ‘clash of civilisations’ being played out? We welcome Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative in Manhattan and visionary leader of the so-called ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ - who was at the eye of the storm last September as US public opinion wrestled with the bitterness of 9/11, the threatened burning of the Quran, overseas wars in Muslim countries and growing Islamophobia at home. Can the US exorcise the ghosts of 9/11? In conversation with Professor Hugh Goddard from the Alwaleed network of centres promoting mutual understanding between the World of Islam and the West.
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