To mark Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 Interfaith Glasgow presents:
Scriptural Reasoning: Non-Violent Responses to Hatred
Thursday 21st of October
6 – 8.30 pm
An online dialogue event for Jews, Christians and Muslims*
Carolyn Merry, Director of Place for Hope, a charity that accompanies and equips faith communities as they navigate conflict.
Dr. Sohaib Saeed, Muslim Scholar and Imam; Honorary Muslim Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh
Rabbi Dr. Natan Levy, Head of Operations for Faiths Forum for London; Lecturer, Leo Baeck College
Scriptural Reasoning is a method of interfaith dialogue that aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of others and their traditions through a focus on their scriptures. Participants explore short sections of scripture selected on a common theme, giving equal time to each. This event will feature speakers from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim backgrounds who will present texts on the theme of Non-Violent Responses to Hatred, followed by time for participants from these traditions to discuss the texts in smaller groups.
You do not have to be in any way expert in your texts or tradition to participate. People often comment on how much they learn at Scriptural Reasoning events – about their own tradition as well as the traditions of others!
Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
*NB: Interfaith Glasgow hosts numerous Scriptural Reasoning events throughout the year – some in an ‘open’ format where members of any faith can attend and share, and others in a ‘closed’ format which follows the traditional Scriptural Reasoning practice of including Jews, Christians and Muslims who share a common Abrahamic heritage.
This particular event is a closed Scriptural Reasoning. On booking you will be asked to choose from a list of options: “Christian”, “Muslim” or “Jewish.” Please choose only the ticket type which is appropriate to you, as this is to ensure that all three religions’ will have a balanced number of attendees for fruitful discussion.
If your ticket type is sold out, please join the waiting list by emailing [email protected]
If this event isn’t for you, please do pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested. An open Scriptural Reasoning is planned for Scottish Interfaith Week at the beginning of November – details coming soon!
Dr. Sohaib Saeed
Dr. Sohaib Saeed is a Scottish Muslim scholar specialised in exegesis and translation of the Qur’an. He serves the community as an imam and as Honorary Muslim Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh.
Carolyn Merry is the Director of Place for Hope following 25 years working in the humanitarian, international development and peacebuilding sectors, often in places of war, extreme poverty, and repressive discrimination. Her passion for non-violence and peacemaking is deeply rooted in her Christian faith and her experiences around the world.
Rabbi Dr. Natan Levy
Rabbi Dr. Natan Levy received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Brovender and Rabbi Riskin in 2006. Rabbi Levy was the environmental liaison to the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, and the former interfaith Consultant to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and a University Chaplain to Bristol University. Natan is the co-author of “Sharing Eden: Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims.” He holds a doctorate in environmental theology from Bristol University. He lives in London with his wife and four children.