[Press and Publications] First for World Faiths Group

August 2001

No. 103

The University of Leicester World Faiths group is hosting its first day conference on Saturday November 3rd, 2001 in the Queen's Hall, Students' Union. Entitled, "Abraham - a model for humanity", the conference will focus on Abraham as a major figure in the religious and spiritual history and contemporary life of three faiths: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The keynote speakers will be Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet from Leo Baeck College, London; Professor John Sawyer from Lancaster University and Dr Jabal Buaben from the Centre for the study of Islam in the University of Birmingham.

The day begins at 10am with coffee and a reading of the story of the binding of Isaac from the Jewish scriptures. It ends at 7.30pm and the cost is 25 waged and 5 unwaged/student, including meal. The organisers, Robert Ash and Ian McIntosh said: "We hope that the day will remind us of the common ground shared between the faiths regarding Abraham and draw out the distinctive contributions of each faith to understanding religious life." The timing of the day is significant taking place just before the start of Islamic Awareness Week at the University.

For a booking form, please contact the Chaplaincy on 0116 285 6493, or through the internal mail or email chaplaincy@le.ac.uk.

For more details contact The Rev'd Dr. Ian McIntosh, Chaplaincy, 0116 285 6493 email chaplaincy@le.ac.uk

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