Mary and Jesus in Islam: Grace and Good News beyond the Gospels

Islam Mary and JesusDescription:

“We breathed into her of Our Spirit and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.” This is one of the many passages in the Qur’an (21.91) that speaks of Maryam and ‘Isa – Mary and Jesus – who are important figures of holiness and faith in Islam. This program explores the significance of Mary and Jesus in the Qur’an and Islamic tradition, spirituality and the arts, and provides points of comparison, contrast and commonality with Christian beliefs. This daylong journey will take us from the Holy Land to Egypt, Turkey and India in search of common ground.

Date, Time and Cost:

This day program begins at 10:00 AM on October 10, 2015 and ends at 3:00 PM.  The cost is $15.00 and this includes lunch.

About The Presenter: Michael Calabria OFM

Michael Calabria, OFM is a Franciscan friar of the Holy Name Province. From 2003-2012 he taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in Arab and Islamic Studies with the University of Exeter, UK and serving as chaplain-in-residence at Georgetown University. He has travelled extensively in the Middle East and Islamic world, and speaks widely on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

Date(s) - 10/10/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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