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1 The Abrahamic Religions: the prospects for their inter-relations Dr Edward Kessler

2 Theology & the Search for Common Ground Jesus the Jew Geza Vermes E P Sanders

3 Theology & the Search for Common Ground The Muslim Jesus: David Burrell:

4 Theology & the Search for Common Ground Shared Scripture Exegetical encounters Bible Study (inc Scriptural reasoning)

5 Theology & the Search for Common Ground Dialogue Theologians Martin Buber Wilfred Cantwell Smith ( ) ( )

6 Theology & the Search for Common Ground Encounters with Islam A Common Word A Call to Dialogue

7 Theology & the Search for Common Ground Responses to the Shoah Antisemitism and the adversus iudaeos tradition Violent scripture

8 Organisations and Official Statements 1927 London Society of Jews and Christians National Conference of Christians and Jews NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice)

9 Organisations and Official Statements 1942 – Council of Christians and Jews 1947 – International Council of Christians and Jews and the Ten Points of Seelisberg 1948 – World Council of Churches Guidelines on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies, 1979

10 Organisations and Official Statements 1962–5 - Vatican II & Nostra Aetate

11 Organisations and Official Statements Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) Pontifical statements on Jews and Judaism: 1975, 1985, 1998 and Dabru Emet (2000) The Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims (Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue)

12 Organisations and Official Statements 1988 – Anglican Communion Jews, Christians and Muslims: the Way of Dialogue (2002 Building Bridges; 2008 Lambeth-Jewish Forum)

13 Organisations and Official Statements The 1990s Inter Faith Network (1987) 3FF (1997) Woolf Institute (1998)

14 Organisations and Official Statements: Relations with Muslims Building Bridges (2002) Christian-Muslim Forum (2006) Prince Alwaleed Centres (6 centres including Edinburgh and Cambridge, 2008)

15 Responses to Conflict Zionism and the state of Israel Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Abrahamic controversies

16 Responses to Conflict Rushdie Affair (1988) ‘Northern Riots’ (2001)

17 Responses to Conflict ‘Community Cohesion’ policies (Cantle Report) Funding (and growth) of interfaith programmes as public policy

18 Responses to Conflict Middle East and the Arab awakening 9/11 and 7/7 The rise of social media

19 Responses to Conflict Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Christian attitudes; religious extremism and political radicalisation

20 Is the Dream of Interfaith Dialogue Dying? Seeking common ground but not managing difference Running out of steam Single interest groups

21 Seeking ‘Genuine’ Interfaith Encounters Embracing difference (Sacks) Responding to austerity and localism

22 Seeking ‘Genuine’ Interfaith Encounters Multi-disciplinary Secular reality Constructive interfaith tension


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