Exploring The Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants

The relationship between people of faith has never been more important. While Europe and parts of Africa see a spike in sometimes violent Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, across Muslim majority countries, people of other faiths, particularly Christians, feel threatened. Their houses of worship are attacked and they are forced from their homes – communities where in some cases they have lived for millennia. In places like Syria, Egypt and Indonesia, Christian communities are feeling particularly beleaguered. We have all been heartened by the courageous stand taken by scholars and ordinary Muslims alike to defend their Christian neighbours, but a more robust argument needs to be made for tolerance, coexistence and religious freedom.

Radical Middle Way, Christian Muslim Forum and the Awareness Foundation, with support from Canadian High Commission, would like to you invite you to a special roundtable discussion:

A New Agenda for Religious Freedom:

Exploring The Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with the Christians of the World

With a keynote presentation by

Dr John Andrew Morrow. Author of the groundbreaking new book,
The Covenants of the Prophet with the Christians of the World

10.00 - 13.00 (10:00 arrival, 10:30 start)

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Awareness Foundation
Lodge House
69 Beaufort Street
London SW3 5AH

RSVP at http://covenants.eventbrite.co.uk

In his groundbreaking book, Dr Morrow explores the covenants that the Prophet concluded with various Christian communities of his time.  Based on newly discovered documents in obscure monasteries, collections, and books out of print for centuries, Dr Morrow has translated these covenants into English for the first time and provided 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. On the contrary, the Prophet commands Muslims to actively protect these communities “until the End of the World”. It is an audacious, bold, counter-intuitive and challenging work that begs some important questions:

  • What do these covenants mean for us today?
  • Do they have the potential to shape future Christian-Muslim relations?
  • How can we best use their message to change mindsets on the ground and within communities?

We would be honoured if you could join us for this important conversation. Building on previous dialogues held in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Lambeth Palace, we are looking forward to a morning of open dialogue, deep sharing and practical thinking.

We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 25 June at 10:00 am!

If you require any further information or facilitation please don’t hesitate to touch base with our colleague Abdul-Rehman Malik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (07984 202 351).

With peace,

Fuad Nahdi
Executive Director
Radical Middle Way

The Reverend Nadim Nassar
Director
Awareness Foundation

Julian Bond
Executive Director
Christian Muslim Forum

Event Properties

Event date: 25/06/2014 10:00 am
Event End Date: 25/06/2014 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free - Donations welcome
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