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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!