In the present media climate, with refugees and migrants arriving in Bristol and the region, communities are becoming increasingly divided and fearful.  The alternative is to reach out and build friendships that will provide an opportunity for our Muslim friends to know the real Jesus. What are the barriers that we need to understand and overcome?  What questions do we need to answer – for Muslims and for ourselves?

Date, Time and Venue: 11 February 2017, 9.30-12.30 pm Kensington Baptist Church, 208 Stapleton Rd, Bristol, BS5 0NX

Cost, including pastries and refreshments: Suggested donation £5 on the day

Booking (preferred): Jon on 078 5500 6317 or jon@swantogether.com

Supporting Churches and Networks: City Church, Easton Christian Family Centre, Hope Chapel, Kensington Baptist Church, Mahabba, SWAN, WEBA, Woodlands Church and others.

Speaker: Richard McCallum. Richard is a sociologist with research interests in religion and society and the contemporary encounter of faith groups.  After returning from 10 years spent living and teaching in Tunis, his doctorate explored Christian responses to Islam in the British context and was based at the University of Exeter where he taught the Sociology of Religion.  He has also taught Contemporary Islam, Christian-Muslim Relations and Christian Responses to Islam at various colleges and conferences including All Nations College, Trinity College, Wycliffe Hall, Cliff College, Spring Harvest and New Wine.  He is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Muslim Christian Studies, Oxford, and also provides cross-cultural training to industry and the public sector.