Sunday, March 26
1:30 – 3:00 PM
In the Priory Multipurpose Room
Christian and Muslim communities form the two largest religious groups in the world today. Each has a worldwide presence and each has considerable influence on both international and local affairs, religious and secular. Since the time of their respective founders, Jesus Christ for Christians and the Prophet Mohammad for Muslims, there has been much conflict. Some of it political or economic but a significant part of it has been religious. As communications improve, there has been greater mutual appreciation of the other. But misunderstanding and prejudice still exist. It is our task to dispel it. This presentation will be one person’s journey.
Abbot Timothy Wright was Abbot at Ampleforth Abbey and studied at Manchester University. After retiring he worked in the Pontifical Beda College while at the same time promoting Muslim-Benedictine dialogue. While at the Beda he was able to undertake research into the relationship of the Rule of Benedict to the Holy Qur’an, which ended with a PhD and a book from it called No Peace without Prayer, Encouraging Christians and Muslims to Pray, a Benedictine Perspective.
Donations will be taken at the door for Abbot Timothy Wright’s ministry of providing and encouraging Christian-Muslim dialogues.
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