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Dialogue today: models, perspectives, & principles by Prof. Douglas Pratt

SYNOPSIS: This two-session webinar outlines the dynamic pattern of relationship that developed between Muslims and Christians from the first days of encounter through to the contemporary context and experience of dialogical engagement.

This second session will discuss various contextual paradigms and models for dialogue from both Christian and Muslim perspectives. It will also reflect on and discuss the nature, aims and principles of dialogue. We can never escape our past history, we can only ever learn from it and add new experiences, perspectives and understandings, thereby creating a new history as we go forward. The first session on the history of Christian- Muslim relations with Dr. Pratt and Dr. Esposito can be viewed HERE our Youtube channel

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SPEAKER: Professor Douglas Pratt taught Religious Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, for over 30 years, retiring in mid-2018.

Currently, he holds appointments as Honorary Professor in the Theological and Religious Studies Programme of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Adjunct Professor (Theology and Interreligious Relations) in the Faculty of Theology, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Professor Pratt is a Team Leader (Asia and Oceania) for the international Christian-Muslim Relations: a bibliographical history (CMR) project []. His research interests include Christian-Muslim relations, interfaith dialogue, and contemporary issues in religion especially religious diversity and extremism.

Pratt’s recent publications include Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Two Twenty-first Century Initiatives (2021); with Charles Tieszen (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Vol. 15, Thematic Essays (600-1600) (2020); Religion and Extremism: Rejecting Diversity (2018); Christian Engagement with Islam: Ecumenical Journeys since 1910 (Leiden: Brill, 2017); The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue (Abingdon: Routledge Revival Library, 2017).

Moderator: Emre Celik is the Executive Director at Peace Islands New York. He has held positions in numerous non-profits in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Washington DC, and New York working on educational and interfaith projects. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies examining civil Islam in the United States and regularly speaks on civil Islam, Sufism, Muslim diaspora communities, and human rights issues and has spoken at Harvard, Georgetown, American, George Washington, and various other universities and institutions in the United States. His op-eds, interviews, and social media are available here:

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