Public Lectures & Mission Research Colloquia

 

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Monday night lecture held at Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
87 Benham Street, Hamden, Connecticut

Tuesday-Thursday seminar sessions held at OMSC

Dr. David W. Shenk

Muslim and Christian Peacemakers in our Terrorist World

Dr. David W. Shenk, a global consultant with Eastern Mennonite Missions, begins a weeklong mission seminar with a public lecture on “Muslim and Christian Peacemakers in our Terrorist World.” He calls 2014 “both the best of times and the worst of times in Christian-Muslim relations,” adding that the “explosive growth of terrorist movements, including ISIS and the increased use of drone aircraft, is sobering.” 

Dr. Shenk, who is coauthor of A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue, asks, “What is the root cause of spiraling cycles of violence?  What are the signs of hope?  What is the mission of ambassadors of  Christ in times like these?  What is the role of Muslim peacemakers?”

Cosponsored by Eastern Mennonite Missions and Mennonite Central Committee.

Monday night lecture held at Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
87 Benham Street, Hamden, Connecticut

Tuesday-Thursday seminar sessions at OMSC


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