Understanding Islam

John-DerksenWhat is Islam? What does the Qur’an teach? What do Muslims believe? What does Islam have to do with 9/11? How shall we relate to Muslims? Islam is the world’s fastest growing major religion, and Christians the world over, including in Canada, find themselves with Muslim neighbours. Join us this weekend for sessions on Islam’s origins and development, its scriptures and teachings,  its presence in the modern world, and how we might relate with one another.

Our guest speaker is John Derksen, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, Canadian Mennonite University. John has previously taught in Cairo, Egypt; Yerevan, Armenia; and Beirut, Lebanon. Having lived outside North America for 20 years, and having encountered the devastation of poverty, interpersonal violence, and war, he is committed to cross-cultural and interfaith understanding, and to nurturing peace with justice.

Saturday, February 14, 10am – 3pm at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, 2051 Windsor Street, Abbotsford, B.C.
Sunday, February 15, 9:30-10:20am at Emmanuel, 3471 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C.
Sunday, February 15, 10:30am worship at Emmanuel: “Love: The Way with People of Other Faiths” (1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13).