Engaging Islam Today Who is the course for? This course is designed for those who have a particular interest in Muslim people. If you are currently involved in or preparing to work in Muslim countries or among ethnic minorities in the West, or if you are simply interested in studying Islam, then you will find this course invaluable. What is the programme? Amidst current world realities many are asking "what are we to think?", "what are we to do?" and this course gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of speakers sharing insights from a depth of experience and academic understanding. This course aims to enable Christians to better understand the roots and realities of Islam and how to respond in a way that is Biblical, sensitive, informed and bold. Sessions will include lectures and interactive case studies, role plays and practicalactivities related to engaging with Muslims. There will also be time for private study and sharing of personal experiences and insights. This week long course will conclude with a special Saturday event that is also open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by All Nations, Frontiers, Interserve, Operation Mobilisation and Al-Massira. If you would like to know more about this day to invite your friends and/ or church contacts, please see 'Key Information' below. Topics include: Sunday 8th December - Friday 13th December The Historical Impact of Islam Sacred texts: Qur'an and Hadith Tawhid and Trinity Comparative Theology from creation to end times Jesus Christ in Islam Forgiveness & salvation in Islam and Christianity Shi'ism Sufism Roots and responses to violence and extremism Diversity of Christian responses to Islam Storying Christian and Muslim faith Women in Islam Practical Evangelism Contextualisation The UK church and discipleship of believers The church as a family Reaching Muslim communities Saturday 14th December, open day event: 'Tools for Engagement' Friendship First - an interactive short course for Christians to engage with Muslims Joining the Family - a tool to equip churches to be 'family' to new believers Al-Massira - a video resource that presents the Christian faith to Muslims Tools to inspire us to reach the nations Discipleship Networks - using YouTube and social media tools Speakers Martin and Elizabeth GoldsmithChawkat MoucarryRichard McCallumRoxy FoulkesGeorgina JardimMiriam WilliamsColin BearupMike JonesAndy JamesMartin (OM Muslim Ministry Ambassador)Afsar AhmedAmjad MahandJonathan & Joanne B Application Closing Date The application closing date for this course is Friday 29th November Cost Residential rate: £535*Non residential rate: £404* Discounts will be available for current and former All Nations students: to find out more please contact Katharine Shaw on 01920 443500 or email [email protected] *Your £80 non-returnable registration fee (payable on application), will be deducted from this amount.