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THE COVENANTS TOUR: UNITED KINGDOM (June 20 to June 27, 2014)

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RADICAL MIDDLE WAY

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S COVENANTS WITH THE CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD

From 20 June to 27 June, Radical Middle Way will be hosting the author of the ground-breaking book The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World, Canadian scholar Dr John Andrew Morrow.

Dr. Morrow will be visiting Cardiff, London, Cambridge, Oxford and Burnley as part of his first major visit to the United Kingdom.

The book explores the covenants that the Prophet concluded with various Christian communities of his time, which Professor Morrow has discovered in obscure monasteries, collections, and books out of print for centuries. They uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, rob them, stop churches from being repaired and tear down churches to build mosques.

Meticulously researched and thorough in its scope, Morrow traces a new history of tolerance and diversity that is at the very beginning of and tied to the very essence of the Prophet’s call. It is an audacious, bold, counter-intuitive and challenging work.

In the meantime check out Dr Morrow addressing Georgetown University’s Alwaleed Center for Muslim Christian Understanding: http://vimeo.com/88478224

http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2014/06/23/the-prophet-muhammads-covenants-with-the-christians-of-the-world


FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014, FROM 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

MY JOURNEY TO THE COVENANTS: AN EVENING WITH DR. JOHN ANDREW MORROW

WELSH MUSLIM CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

ISLAMIC RELIEF, WALES, HEAD OFFICE

UNITED KINGDOM

Roundtable dinner hosted by Welsh Muslim converts support group. Dr. Morrow will be speaking about his journey into Islam along with his rediscovery of the Covenants of the Prophet (SAW). It will be an evening of sharing and conversation. The lecture will capture Dr. Morrow’s story, including his Native North American heritage and travels in the Muslim world. He will address issues which passionate him and expound upon why is work on the Covenants is so important to him.


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014, FROM 12:00 TO 3:00 PM

“RADICAL APPROACH TO DA’WAH: THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S COVENANTS WITH CHRISTIANS AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO US TODAY”

BY DR. JOHN ANDREW MORROW

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM

This is a workshop programme for Muslim activists and community workers. It is an opportunity to really explain the Covenants, their importance, and their authenticity. There will be a focus on the texts and what they mean practically for us. There will also be an opportunity to think if about any specific work or projects can arise out of the Covenants Initiative.


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SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014, FROM 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM (BST)

THE COVENANTS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S) WITH CHRISTIANS: ANCIENT TRADITIONS, CONTEMPORARY RESONANCE (WALES BOOK LAUNCH)

BY DR. JOHN ANDREW MORROW

CYAN (Welsh Muslim Activists Network) and the University Chaplaincy Services

ATRIUM, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF CAMPUS

ADAM ST.

UNITED KINGDOM,  CF24 2FN  

CYAN, along with our UK partners Radical Middle Way (RMW), and the Chaplaincy at University of South Wales, are pleased to announce that Cardiff will be hosting Dr John A. Morrow, the author of a ground-breaking work on the ‘Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World’.
Join us in what promises to be a thought-provoking evening.
The talk and presentation entitled Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with Christians: Ancient Traditions, Contemporary Resonance’ will be taking place in the Atrium, University of South Wales, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN on Saturday 21st June 2014, 7pm-8:30pm.
 
Please note that this is a FREE event.
We are grateful to the Canadian High Commission whose support has enabled this visit to happen.
Global events continue to conspire to drive wedges between Christian and Muslim faith communities. Individual acts of terror and the instability of large parts of the world creating a climate of fear for religious minorities, such as the threat to minority Christian populations in the Middle East, are motivating Muslims here in the West to redouble our efforts for peace.
We hope to build on existing positive relationships in Wales and hope that events designed to bring about greater understanding between our faiths will lead to genuine friendships and result in firm alliances across faith boundaries to oppose the oppression of religious minorities and stand together for justice and religious freedom.

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, FROM 10:45 TO 12:30

LAUNCH OF THE COMMISSION ON RELIGION AND BELIEF IN BRITISH PUBLIC LIFE’S PUBLIC CONSULTATION DOCUMENT

HOST: WOOLF INSTITUTE

VENUE: HOUSE OF LORDS, COMMITTEE ROO 41 (CROMWELL GREEN ENTRANCE)

UNITED KINGDOM

EVENT LINK: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/practice/commission-on-religion-and-belief.asp


MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014 FROM 15:00 TO 17:00

AFTERNOON TEA AND DISCUSSION AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

HOST: BARONESS POLA UDDIN OF BETHNAL GREEN AND DR. FUAD NADHI (RADICAL MIDDLE WAY)

CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION

UNITED KINGDOM


MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, FROM 18:00 TO 20:00 (BST)

AN EVENING WITH DR. JOHN ANDREW MORROW IN CONVERSATION WITH NICK SPENCER, RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT THEOS

HOST: CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION TO THE UK, THEOS, AND RADICAL MIDDLE WAY

41 GROSVENOR STREET

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, W1K 411

An evening with Dr. John Andrew Morrow in conversation with Nick Spencer, Research Director at Theos. Dr. Morrow will dicsuss “The Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with the Christians of the World”, moderated by Abdul-Rehman Malik from the Radical Middle Way.

Canadian academic Dr. John Andrew Morrow has published a collection of ancient covenants between the Prophet Muhammad, the early Muslim community and Christians that guarantee respect, freedom of religion and the right to religious institutions. Morrow’s research has led to “The Covenants Initiative” a global campaign asking Muslim religious leaders to declare their agreement with the principles contained within the covenants. Morrow is the author of “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World”, “Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism”, and “Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal”.

Nick Spencer, Research Director for Theos is the author of several Theos reports and a number of books, including Darwin and God, Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible and most recently Atheists: The Origin of the Species. He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Journalist and educator, Abdul-Rehman Malik is Programmes Manager for the Radical Middle Way, an organisation that gives young Muslims the inspiration and tools to enable positive social change, promote social justice and combat exclusion and violence.

For more information and to book your place please visit the eventbrite page.

See more at: http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2014/06/23/the-prophet-muhammads-covenants-with-the-christians-of-the-world#sthash.38q4Gvjn.dpuf

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-covenants-of-the-prophet-muhammad-with-christians-by-dr-john-morrow-tickets-11734531299?aff=efbevent


TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, FROM 10:00 TO 13:00

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S COVENANT WITH THE CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD

A ROUNDTABLE FOR MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS

VENUE: ICCUK/LONDON CENTRAL MOSQUE

HOSTS: SHAUKAT WARRAICH (FAITH ASSOCIATES), DR. AHMED DUBYAN (DIRECTOR, ICCUK), AND FUAD NAHDI (RADICAL MIDDLE WAY)

PARTNERS: RMW, FAITH ASSOCIATES, ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE, UK/LONDON CENTRAL MOSQUE (REGENT’S PARK MOSQUE)

UNITED KINGDOM


TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, FROM 15:00 TO 17:00

WOOLRICH ONE YEAR ON: INTERFAITH RESPONSES

A ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY THE BISHOP OF WOOLRICH, REV. DR. MICHAEL IPGRAVE AND REV. NADIM NASSAR

VENUE: AWARENESS FOUNDATION, LODGE HOUSE, 69 BEAUFORT STREET, LONDON, SW3 5AH

UNITED KINGDOM

 


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014, FROM 10:00-13:00

A NEW AGENDA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: EXPLORING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S COVENANTS WITH THE CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD–A CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE

VENUE: AWARENESS FOUNDATION, LODGE HOUSE, 69 BEAUFORT STREET, LONDON, SW3 5AH

PARTNERS: AWARENESS FOUNDATION, CHRISTIAN MUSLIM FORUM, RMW WITH THE SUPPORT OF LAMBETH PALACE

Event link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-new-agenda-for-religious-freedom-a-christian-muslim-roundtable-tickets-11925137407


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014, 16:00

TEA WITH PROFESSOR TIMOTHY WINTER, SHEIKH ZAYED CHAIR OF ISLAMIC STUDIES, FACULTY OF DIVINITY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AND DEAN, CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE

FACULTY OF DIVINITY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, FROM 18:00-18:30

A PROPHETIC AGENDA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, AT 20:00

EXPLORING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S COVENANTS WITH THE CHRISTIANS OF THE WORLD

VENUE: CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE, 14 ST. PAUL’S ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB1 2EZ

HOST: DR. ATIF IMTIAZ, ACADEMIC DIRECTOR


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 FROM 20:30-22:30

DINNER HOSTED BY THE CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

HOST: MUJADAD ZAMAN, PHD CANDIDATE, FACULTY OF EDUCATION


THURSDAY, JUNE 26, FROM 9:00 TO 12:30

VERSIONS OF SECULARISM–COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND FOREIGN POLICY PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

VENUE: ST. HUGH’S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

EVENT LINK: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/ojlr/ojlr%20summer%20academy%20programme.pdf

PARTNER: CENTRE FOR CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE, REGENT PARKS’S COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

HOST: PETER PETKOFF

 


 

21 JUNE

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014, FROM 18:30 TO 21:30 (BST)

THE COVENANTS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD WITH CHRISTIANS by Dr. John Morrow

GLOBAL VILLAGE

BURNLEY & PENDLE FAITH CENTRE

BURNLEY, UK, BB10 1JD

Christian Muslim Encounters are excited to announce a lecture by Dr John M0rrow on “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christian world”

This event is being organised by Global Village in partnership with Lancaster University, Radical Middle Way and the Burnley & Pendle Faith Centre.

Rt. Rev’d Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster will respond and moderate the lecture.

This project is supported by the Lancaster University FASS – Enterprise Centre.

This is the only event Dr Marrow will be speaking at in the North of the country, please do not miss this great opportunity. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book during the evening and to have your book signed.

Dr John Andrew Morrow’s work on the covenants made by the Prophet Muhammad and the early community with Christian communities over whom they eventually held authority is audacious, bold, counter-intuitive and challenging.

Meticulously researched and thorough in its scope, Morrow traces a new history of tolerance and diversity that is at the very beginning of and tied to the very essence of the Prophet’s call. It will challenge Muslims, Christians and others alike. It will also beg some difficult questions:

  • Why has this tradition not been better explored, discussed and noted?
  • Why are many Muslims ignorant about it?
  • Is it a tradition that’s disputed? Something akin to heterodox or fabricated text?
  • What does it mean for us today? What impact does rediscovering the Covenants have? How does it change Muslim-Christian discourse?

Dr Morrow’s work is profiled at: www.covenantsoftheprophet.com

Bio of Dr John Andrew Morrow

John Andrew Morrow was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1971. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto where he acquired expertise in Hispanic, Native, and Islamic Studies. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at numerous colleges and universities, the most notable of which was the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program for which he taught Spanish, English, and Religious Studies while circumnavigating the globe. Dr. Morrow had authored and edited a wide body of books in various fields. In the area of Islamic Studies, his works include: Arabic, Islam, and the Allah Lexicon: How Language Shapes our Conception of God (Edwin Mellen, 2006), the Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine (McFarland, 2011), Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), Islamic Insights: Writings and Reviews (Ansariyan, 2012) and Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism (McFarland, 2013), among many others. Dr Morrow is also a member of the Metis aboriginal community.

Overview: The Covenants of Prophet Muhammad to Christians The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by Dr. John Andrew Morrow is constructed around covenants that the Prophet concluded with various Christian communities of his time, which Prof. Morrow has discovered in obscure monasteries, collections, and book out of print for centuries, in some cases newly translating them into English, as well as providing cogent arguments for their validity. They uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, rob them, stop churches from being repaired, tear down churches to build mosques, prevent their Christian wives from going to church and taking spiritual direction from Christian priests and elders, etc. On the contrary, the Prophet commands Muslims to actively protect these communities “until the End of the World”.

Do you have questions about The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with Christians by Dr John Morrow? Contact Global Village

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

Forthcoming…


Keep coming back to this page. Many more engagements are confirmed and others are forthcoming. Insha’ Allah, this itinerary will be updated as information arrives. Please note that some events are not open to the public.

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