Reading the Sacred: New Approaches to Interreligious Relations

A series given by Professor Michael Barnes SJ

The 'landscape' of theology of religions has changed dramatically in the last couple of decades. Attention has shifted from largely Christianity-centred theological concerns to the practical issues that affect all people of faith. At the same time, a number of interreligious practices have arisen - from Comparative Theology and Scriptural Reasoning to pilgrimages and visits to places of worship - which have enormous potential for forging bonds between individuals and communities.

This series of lectures by Professor Michael Barnes SJ will focus on a range of new encounters, from the more purely historical to the ethical and political. Beginning in a particular place, each session will consider the questions that arise from learning how to 'read' the texts, artefacts, architecture, etc that are part of that context as well as the conversations that go on there. We will focus particularly on Christianity and the Indian religions and communities that are our neighbours in contemporary London.

Dates:

  • Sunday 16th June 2019
  • Sunday 14th July 2019

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (Tea / Coffee from 1.30pm)

Suggested donation: £10 each day

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter
34 Chepstow Villas
London
W11 2QZ
United Kingdom