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St Columba's Crosspool

Open to God, Welcoming All

THIS FRIDAY – A fantastic workshop – NOT TO BE MISSED!

Understanding Islam: The First Steps – Begin to explore what Muslims believe. Covering the following areas: Islam before the time of Muhammad, standing before God, building a Just Society, ‘open house’ – when Chris will respond to your questions. To be held at The Beacon Methodist Church at Stephen Hill, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm on Friday 7th July. There is no charge, but donations would be welcome on the day. Please bring your own packed lunch. If you would like to come please contact Rev Liz Wills 0114 2610732 or e-mail: giving your name and contact details.

The day will be led by Dr Chris Hewer who comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986, first at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Selly Oak in Birmingham and from 1999 to 2005, as the Adviser on Inter-Faith Relations to the Bishop of Birmingham. From 2006-2010, he was the St Ethelburga Fellow in Christian-Muslim Relations in London, with a brief to deliver education courses, study days and talks around Greater London. He currently teaches, as well as develops written and electronic resources.