Please note: This symposium has been postponed to June 2022. It will no longer take place on June 11th. All dates and times included in this message below no longer apply.
Symposium Bavinck Lecture
Muslims as Neighbours: Challenges and Possibilities for Christians Today
The current discourse about the place of Islam in Western societies like the Netherlands gives proof of a lot of fear and unfamiliarity or even ignorance. During this symposium, we look for fruitful ways of dealing with the new reality of the public presence of Islam. How can churches value the fact that Islam and Christianity are ‘neighbours’ in many ways: religiously, socially, politically? What are the main challenges facing Christians today when it comes to their relations with Muslims? What are some best practices, and what is still lacking? Speakers from various backgrounds will reflect on these questions.
Professor Christine Schirrmacher (University of Bonn) will deliver the main lecture, which is 2020’s Herman Bavinck Lecture. This lecture is free of charge and open to all. Registration is required.
After dinner, the symposium continues with a number of other speakers. The fee for dinner and evening program is €99,-
16.00: Opening and Herman Bavinck Lecture by professor Schirrmacher
17.00: Performance by the University Choir of TU Kampen and drinks reception
18.30: Performance by the University Choir of TU Kampen
18.45: Three perspectives on the relationship between Christians and Muslims:
20.15: Panel discussion
For more information and application, visit pepredikanten.nl/bavincklecture2021.