Organized by the Renison Institute of Ministry, Studies in Islam, and the Centre for Dialogue and Spirituality in the World Religions.
All three workshops will take place on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm at Renison University College. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 1:30 pm. Information about the opening event to this series can be found here.
Join in one or the entire series of guided, challenging, interfaith conversations designed to build relationships between Christians and Muslims, address difficult issues, and promote strategies for healing and reconciliation within and between our faith traditions. Seating is limited; register for each event individually.
Sunday October 30, Patriarchy and Gender Oppression
Explore ways in which gender oppression, gender violence, family violence, systemic-institutional violence, and other forms of gender injustice and oppression are connected to patriarchy, privilege, concepts of authority, and patriarchal interpretations within our faith traditions. The workshop may consider the discrimination faced by LGBTIQ2S members of our faith communities as well as the sexual abuse and professional misconduct perpetrated by members of the religious establishment.
November 20, Militancy and the Theological Exploitation of Religion for Violence
Examine religious and ethnic othering, militancy, terrorism, and the theological and legal justifications for violence and oppression, past and present. Topics to be considered here may include "texts of terror" in our scriptures, religiously sanctioned or promoted violence (often mixed with values of the state or dominant culture), as well as concrete examples of the complexities of trying to address the “religious” and cultural justifications for violence so we can emerge from the darknesses of supremacism, dehumanization, persecution, and the many other faces of violence.
December 11, Moving from Darkness to Light: Strategies and Stories of Resilience and Transformation
The final session in the series will focus on moving from darkness to light through faith-based strategies for survivors and perpetrators.
Free registration is per event. You must register for each event separately.
This event is offered with the generous support of the Anglican Foundation of Canada.
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