Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tangaza University College Joint Symposium

Joint Symposium

By the Cultural Council of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

and Tangaza University College

3rd February 2018 from 9:00 am to 4.00 pm

at Tangaza University College, Main Hall.

In many religions there is an expectation for a saviour to come to help the release from injustice and bring peace and justice to the world. Abrahamic religions are monotheistic and jointly emanate from Abraham. Together they have by far the world’s largest number of followers. All believe that people should pray to worship God often and have certain rules that they have to follow. The Abrahamic Religions consists of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, they believe in one God, have their own Holy Scriptures, and they have prophets and messengers who preached the word of God. Also, all believe in the coming of the Saviour, but they have different descriptions of who the Saviour will be and how it will happen. In the light of safe and open interreligious dialogue, we therefore intend to discuss questions around Imam Mahdi, the Messiah and the second coming of Jesus, from Muslim (Shia’s view and Sunni’s view), Christian (Catholic and Protestant view), and Jewish perspectives.

The Speakers will be:

  1. Imam Yusuf Ismail. (He has a degree in Religious Studies and heads an Islamic school in Kisumu called Saheed Shuhuda. He will speak from a Shi’a Perspective)
  2. Imam Yusuf Nassur. (He is a madrassa teacher and an Imam in Masjeed Kambi in Kibera. He is a member of the council of religious scholars in Kibera and of the Inter-religious Council of Kenya. He will speak from a Sunni perspective)  
  3. Dr. Charles Odira. (He is a Lecturer at the Department of Islamic and Mission Studies in Tangaza University College. He will speak from a Jewish Perspective)
  4. Dr. Kahumbi Maina. (He is a Lecturer and Head of Department of Religious Studies at Kenyatta University and also a Lecturer at Tangaza University College. He will speak from a Christian Perspective)

For inquiry, please contact

IRD@tangaza.ac.ke, Fr. Innocent Maganya (HoD Islamic Studies and Mission), +254 (0) 711583895,

or

Matthias Eder (IRD Advisor), +254 (0) 707378144,

The Cultural Council of The Islamic Republic of Iran (+254 713 836 041)

 

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