OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS: A Conversation on Christian Understanding and Relationship

The Diocese of New Westminster’s  Ecumenical and Multi-faith Unit has teamed up with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to create an exciting event that will help us, as Christians, open up positive avenues of communication with our Muslim neighbours.

Information is posted below. Please publicize this event in your parish and encourage attendance.


Location for this event is First Lutheran Church, 5745 Wales Street, Vancouver (Wales and 41st).

Speakers include Franz Volker Greifenhagen, Dean of Luther College, University of Regina, and David J. Goa, Director, Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta.

The schedule:

Friday, March 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

-Seven Things Everyone Needs to Know About Muslims


Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am – 2:30pm

-Cain and Abel: Violence in Religion

-The Landscape of Our Conversation with Muslims

-Conversation with Muslims and Spiritual Friendship

Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch on Saturday – and something to share, if you can.

TO REGISTER or for further information, call the office of the BC Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, 604 524-1318; or email bcsynod@elcic.ca


Dr. Greifenhagen is Dean and Professor of Religious Studies at Luther College. His teaching and research focusses on both Islam and the Hebrew Bible, with special interest in contemporary Muslims in Canada and qur’anic/biblical intertextuality. He is an ordained Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada pastor.

Dr. Goa lectures widely and is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to the media. His work focuses on religious tradition and modern culture, culture and the civil life, and on public institutions in service to cultural communities and modern civil society.

Sounds like a very informative and interesting day!


Anglican -Lutheran event POSTER


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1 Response to OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS: A Conversation on Christian Understanding and Relationship

  1. tonyh16 says:

    I believe that it is important to understand where people are and where they are coming from in order to properly share the gospel with them. You can never argue or debate a Muslim into the kingdom, a Muslim must not loose face especially in front of other Muslims, you must treat them with grace and love but in no way mitigate what the gospel teaches. Interest point that when Muslims come to Christ it is most of the time through a dream or a vision and also through the love expressed to them

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