Join us for a 3-part talk series by esteemed Professor Douglas Pratt on Christian-Muslim relations.
1 – History of Christian Muslim Relations – 30 April, 03:00-04:00 pm NZST
Watch live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv7ZjdRkNnQ
2 – Christian Muslim Relations in Contemporary Society – 07 May, 03:00-04:00 pm NZST
Watch live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrpyWppYpE0
3 – Principles of Interfaith Dialogue – 14 May, 03:00-04:00 pm NZST
Watch live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tArs8UeKw1Q
Professor Douglas Pratt taught Religious Studies at the University of Waikato for over 30 years, retiring in mid-2018 following the disestablishment of the Religious Studies programme. Currently, he holds appointments as Honorary Professor in the Theological and Religious Studies Programme of the University of Auckland and Adjunct Professor (Theology and Interreligious Relations) in the Faculty of Theology, University of Bern, Switzerland. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK; Adjunct Professor (Religion and Law) in the Faculty of Law, The University of Fiji, and Associate Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Recently elected a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Asiatic Society, his research interests include Christian-Muslim relations, interfaith dialogue and contemporary issues in religion. He has recently published Religious Extremism: Rejecting Diversity (2018), Christian Engagement with Islam: Ecumenical Journeys since 1910 (2017) and Fear of Muslims? International perspectives on Islamophobia (2016). His 2005 text, The Challenge of Islam: encounters in interfaith dialogue, has been reissued in the Routledge Revival Library (2017). He is chief editor of a major volume of thematic essays in the Christian-Muslim Relations: A bibliographical history series (Leiden: Brill), to be published in April 2020.